A terracotta spacer pin: evidence for a Roman baths at Amorium

Kocyigit O.

ANATOLIAN STUDIES, cilt.60, ss.147-148, 2010 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s006615460000106x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.147-148


During the 2008 field season at the Byzantine city of Amorium an unusual and unexpected surface find was recorded. It was a terracotta spacer pin of the type that was frequently used in Roman provincial baths. As such it provides the first evidence for the existence of a Roman-period bathhouse at Amorium, which may be regarded as a predecessor to the Byzantine bathhouse that has been excavated there.