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Gallo-Roman Bronzes and the Process of Romanization: The Cobannus Hoard

Gallo-Roman Bronzes and the Process of Romanization: The Cobannus Hoard

Hardback Monumenta Graeca Et Romana,

By (author) John Pollini

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  • Publisher: Brill
  • Format: Hardback | 182 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 290mm x 15mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 22 February 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Leiden
  • ISBN 10: 9004124373
  • ISBN 13: 9789004124370
  • Illustrations note: 117 illustrations, 2 maps

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This work examines a cache of eight bronzes from east-central Gaul. The types of objects and accompanying inscriptions suggest that these bronzes originally came from a sanctuary of a god named Cobannus. The Cobannus hoard is valuable not only from an artistic point of view but also for the information it provides on many different aspects of the religious, social, and political life of Roman Gaul. The first part of the text describes, analyzes and interprets the individual objects, which are divided between the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Shelby White - Leon Levy Collection. The latter part of the work places the cache within a chronological, cultic and cultural context.

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John Pollini, Ph.D. (1978) in Ancient History and Mediterranean archaeology, University of California at Berkeley, is Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology at the Univeristy of Southern California. He has published extensively on Roman and Greek art, especially sculpture.