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The Copy of the Relief from the Trajan’s Column in Rome

Title: The Copy of the Relief from the Trajan’s Column in Rome
Location/Region: Kladovo
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade - Archeological Museum of Đerdap
Country: Serbia
Period: The Roman Empire: Trajan
Epoch: Roman
Closer Dating: 113 АD (Trajan’s Column)
Material: Gypsum (copy in the Museum)
Dimensions: 173 х 134 cm
Bibliography: J. (Rankov) Kondić (processing, cat. collection in the prepress); for the results of the research re Pontes-Тrajan's Bridge, see Iron Gate/Đerdap Notes /Cahiers des Portes de Fer/CPF/, I/1980, II/1984 and IV/1987; and S. Gušić, Traian's bridge a contribution towards its reconstruction, CPF The Roman Limes on the Middle and the Lower Danube, 1996; for Trajan's Column, see C. Cichorius, Die Reliefs der Trajanssäule (1986-1900)


A copy of the relief of Trajan's Column with the image of the emperor and his retinue, in a scene of sacrifice in front of the magnificent Trajan's Bridge raised over the Danube / Danuvius between the two Roman, Danubian provinces of Upper Moesia / Moesia Superior (Serbia, the right bank) and Dacia / Dacia (Romania, the left bank), from 103-105. Chief engineer of this bridge, the remains of which are still visible near Kladovo / Kostola in Serbia and Turnu Severin / Romania, was a famous Apolodor, the emperor’s architect, originally from Roman Syria, who was responsible for the design of Trajan's Forum and Trajan's Column, in Rome (Italy).

Roman, Trajan's Forum; the Roman fortress Pontes / Pontes-Trajan's Bridge (Kostol): systematic archaeological excavations and research (Iron Gate/Đerdap II Project, M.Garašanin-M.Vasić-S. Gušić-G.M.Vujović)