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

Kocyigit O.

ANATOLIAN STUDIES, vol.60, pp.147-148, 2010 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s006615460000106x
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-148
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


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.