Danube Virtual Museum

Neptune with Dolphin

Title: Neptune with Dolphin
Site: Diana / Statio Cataractarum Diana
Location/Region: Кladovo
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade - Archeological Museum of Đerdap
Country: Serbia
Period: Roman Limes : Trajan - Hadrian
Epoch: Roman
Closer Dating: 1st - 2nd century
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: H 21 cm
Production Technique: Molding
Bibliography: Ј. (Rankov) Kondić (processing, cat. collection in the prepress); Ј. (Rankov) Kondić in: Archeological Museum of Iron Gate/Đerdap (Belgrade, 1996), cat. А19; Ј. (Rankov) Kondić in: Archeological Treasure of Iron Gate/Đerdap /The Iron Gate Archaeologic Treasure/, Belgrade 1978, cat. 145.


Neptune with Dolphin, with the silver diadem in his abundant hair, was found accidentally at the banks of the river Danube within the village of Diana fortress (handed over for safe keeping to the Museum of Krajina, Negotin). It is yet another world class piece in a series of more exquisite, perfectly modeled small bronze sculptures found in this site, on the Danube Cataracts, near Trajan's Canal since the year of 101.

Roman fortress Diana/Stacio Cataractarum Diana (Кarataš-Novi Sip), incidental finding (Iron Gate/Đerdap II Project)