Danube Virtual Museum

The Roman God Jupiter

Title: The Roman God Jupiter
Site: Kostol - Pontes / Transdrobeta
Location/Region: Kladovo
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade - Archeological Museum of Đerdap
Country: Serbia
Period: Roman Limes: Severans (after 210. yr)
Epoch: Roman
Closer Dating: 2nd - 3rd century
Material: Marble, yellow-white
Dimensions: H 0.65, W 0.35 m
Bibliography: Ј. (Rankov) Kondić (processing, cat. collection in the prepress; Ј. (Rankov) Kondić in: Archeological Museum of Iron Gate/Đerdap (Belgrade, 1996), cat 10; see Iron Gate/Đerdap Notes / Cahiers des Portes de Fer /CPF/, II/1984, Statuete of Jupiter, 49-52; for the same locality-Roman Castrum Pontes and Trajan's Bridge, also Iron Gate/Đerdap Notes / Cahiers des Portes de Fer /CPF, I/1980, as well as IV/1987.

Description

Reperesentative marble sculpture of the supreme Roman god Jupiter on the throne (head missing), with the inscription on the base, which was set in honor of the best and the biggest, the Jupiter, by augastal of the city Drobeta / Turnu Severin / augustal coloniae Drubetae.

The Roman fortress Pontes / Pontes-Trajan’s Bridge (Kostol): systematic archaeological excavations and research (Iron Gate/Đerdap II Project, M.Garašanin-M.Vasić-G.M.Vujović)