Danube Virtual Museum

Votive icon (emblem)

Title: Votive icon (emblem)
Site: Текija / Transdierna
Location/Region: Tekija, Đerdap
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Culture: Roman
Closer Dating: The second half of the 1st century
Material: Silver
Dimensions: L 5,8 cm
Production Technique: Casting, minting

Mano-Zisi Đ. 1957. Nalaz iz Tekije, Beograd

Popović I.1994. Antičko srebro u Srbiji, Beograd

Ratković D. 2007: In. Balkani, Antiche civilita tra il Danubio e l Adriatico, (eds. T. Cvjetićanin, G. Gentili, V. Krstić), Milano 2007


Icon made of a thin sheet of silver in the form of a rectangular plate. In its central part there is a circular medallion with a tallied frame. The inside of a medallion is embellished with a bust of Jupiter. On the left side of Jupiter’s head there is a bundle of lightning and on the right side the symbol of thunder – a wedge. The entire surface of the plate is decorated with radiating ornament, which starts from the medallion and square grid below the medallion.