- Museum number
Corner fragment of a stamped terracotta brick. The rectangular stamp bears the inscription: ]COHIIIIΛIИ. and relates to the 4th cohort of Vindelicorum, a Roman military unit. The brick is most likely a bessalis, used for hypocaust flooring.
- Production date
- 1stC - 2ndC AD
Length: 12.40 centimetres (stamp)
Length: 17.50 centimetres
Thickness: 4.60 centimetres
Width: 2.70 centimetres (stamp)
Width: 16 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Similar examples with "COH III VIND" stamp have been found which relate to the 4th cohort of Vindelicorum, stationed in the upper Germanica province of the Roman Empire between the 1stC and 2ndC AD.
The 4th cohort of Vindelicorum established a brick factory at their military camp in Großkrotzenburg, located on the upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes, to help demands in the province. Production was mostly of bricks used for hypocaust flooring.
A brick stamped "COH III VIND", with an upright "V" is in the museum of Großkrotzenburg.
An example of a brick stamped "COH IIII ΛIИDEI", with an upside down "V" was published by Hermann (1982, 326).
Herrmann, B. 1982. Die Romer in Hessen. Stuttgart: Konrad Theiss Verlag.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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