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Viminacium was the capital of the Roman province of Moesia. (today's Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia) It was destroyed during the Barbaric Wars.


Today Kostolac, a small Serbian town on the Danube river is located where Viminacium used to be.


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[Projekat Rastko] Aleksandar Jovanovic: FORMS OF BURIAL IN THE TERRITORY OF YUGOSLAVIA IN THE TIME OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (11732 words)
The examples from Viminacium are made of lead; they are cylindrical in form and have a lid with a circular opening in the centre for the tube down which libations were poured.
The anthropological analyses of the material from the cemetery in Viminacium have shown that the skeleton burials from the end of the 1st and the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. belong to the Anadolian and eastern Mediterranean anthropological types.
In Moesia Superior there is evidence of cremation in major urban centers (Viminacium, Scupi, Singidunum) until the fifth decade of the 3rd century A.D. (the latest coins are those of A. Severus in Viminacium and Scupi, and of Philippus I in Singidunum).
VIMINACIUM (today Kostolac near Po┼żarevac in Yugoslavia) (554 words)
The exact time of the beginning of the Viminacium year I. was always much discussed, the earliest suggested would be June or July 239 and the latest November 240.
Pick (and some other authors too) suggested that this beginning should be sought in October 239 but in my opinion we (because of the AN XI coins of Philipus I.and II.
The standard representation on reverse is a female figure which is usually identified as standing Moesia Superior or town Viminacium (sometimes it has corona muralis instead of diadem on her head), dressed in a long girdled robe (probably Roman stola), her head turned left (sometimes shown facing).
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