Studi e ricerche sulle Marche nell’antichità

ISSN 0394-3968


PICUS XLI – 2021

Anno Edizione: 2021


Saggi e articoli

R. Papi, Guerrieri di pietra e dischi di bronzo, p. 9-84
This work aims at further investigating and putting in relation all the different elements (monumental stone sculpture; metallurgical production; paleo-Sabellic inscriptions), featuring the Abruzzo material culture area in the protohistoric age. The spread of these elements in the Marche area from the 7th century BC could be interpreted as a sort of colonization, much wider and older than the so-called ver sacrum, reported in Roman sources. In this framework, some sculptural evidence from both modern regions is analyzed according to an antiquarian level, in a reciprocal dialogue; the paper also offers a critical reading of the Capestrano’s Necropolis in order to attempt a more precise dating of the Capestrano’s Warrior.
Material Culture and Ethnic Identity, Pre-Roman Central-Italic Archeology, Monumental Sculpture, Metallurgical Production, Necropolis.

M. Šašel Kos, An Equestrian Family from Siscia: the Domitii?, p. 85-94
An altar, dedicated to Iuppiter Nundinarius (patron of the nundinae?), was found in the Kupa River between Desni and Lijevi Degoj (Croatia), some 45 km west of Siscia in the province of Upper Pannonia. It was erected in AD 238 for the well-being of the emperor Gordian. The dedicators belonged to an upper class family from Siscia, father (Victorinus) and son (Victorinianus) were members of equestrian order and municipal nobility, and the father was also the provincial priest (sacerdos) of Upper Pannonia. Their family name was abbreviated as D(- – -). It is argued that they must have been the Domitii, since the gens Domitia is the only widespread gentilicium starting with D and the only one attested to date in Siscia.
Roman Empire, Siscia, Pannonia, Iuppiter Nundinarius, Domitii.


Note e relazioni

L. Cariddi, Ceramica di età repubblicana da Forum Sempronii, p. 97-155
During the archaeological excavation of a building in the forum of Forum Sempronii, identified as the Augusteum of the municipium, it was possible to dig up to the virgin soil, intercepting the layer of the Republican age. The study of the material discovered, dating to the first Roman settlement provides information oh the history of the first Roman settlement-Forum in the second half of the 2nd century BC, as a result of Graccan politics in the Ager Gallicus.
Ager Gallicus, Forum Sempronii, deposit of the Augusteum, Republican Roman pottery, Black-Gloss Ware.

F.V. Lombardi, Regio VI: Pitinum, perché Mergens? Note di Filologia toponomastica, p. 157-175
Through a philological and toponomastic analysis this article aims at offering a new appraisal on the Roman small municipium Pitinum Mergens in the «Adriatic Umbria», so far unexplored. After a review of the historical and topographical references on the town, the article focuses on the etymology to reach the hypothesis that the toponym originates from its ancient environmental characteristics. Further evidence will be supplied by future archaeological investigation.
Pitinum Mergens, regio VI Italiae, history, toponymy, topography.

S.M. Marengo, Per la cronologia di Lucio Sibidieno Sabino da Tuficum (regio VI Italiae), p. 177-187
According to the scholarship, the knight Lucius Sabidienus Sabinus lived in the 1st AD. The review of the evidence, even from Tuficum, permits to offer a new dating of his life in the 2nd century AD.
Epigraphy, prosopography, Tuficum, L. Sibidienus Sabinus, C. Caesius Silvester.


Schede e notizie

E. Catani, Frammento di tegola iscritto da Appignano (MC), p. 191-195
This epigraphic note aims at presenting a fragment of Roman tile with a short inscription, engraved before firing and to be interpreted as a production mark from a local brick-making kiln belonging to an important rustic villa around Treia.
Treia, Roman age, inscribed tile, Roman furnace, Appius, Kadmus, Appignano.

M.G. Cerquetti – M. Cruciani, Notizie preliminari di rinvenimenti archeologici nel territorio di Fanum Fortunae, p. 197-210
Preliminary report of two Roman archaeological sites – a small settlement south of the Roman city of Fanum Fortunae and a necropolis along the Via Flaminia – investigated in Fano between 2016 and 2017 as part of the works related to the implementation of the A14 highway.
Regio VI Italiae, Fanum Fortunae, rural settlement, necropolis.

G. Liverotti, Le emergenze archeologiche di Castelvecchio di Colmurano: dal sepolcreto piceno ai pozzetti della cava di Fonte Allungo, p. 211-247
This article is a collection of data regarding a first overview of the archaeological area of «Castelvecchio» in Colmurano (MC) based on the examination of the archive documentation and the preliminary analysis of the materials found there by chance since the 1950’s. There are two sites of interest: the plateau where the warehouse of the Provincial Agricultural Consortium stood, relating to a burial site from the Picenum age, and the upper part of the former gravel pit (Fonte Allungo), consequently removed due to the mining activity, where the presence of medieval silos used for the conservation of grain has been established.
Colmurano, Picenum, Necropolis, Middle Ages, Grain pits.

G. Paci, Frammento d’iscrizione romana con menzione di un aedilis di Asculum e commento di A. Degrassi, p. 249-254
The article focuses on an inscription mentioning an aedilis from the Roman town of Asculum. Despite the fact there is a picture of it, its original location – an important issue to investigate – is still unknown.
Asculum Picenum, aedilis, inscription.

Archeologia preventiva e Grandi opere. Il gasdotto San Marco – Recanati tra le valli del Chienti e del Potenza, a cura di S. Finocchi – I. Piermarini (G. Paci), p. 257-263

Schede per Località
Ostra (AN) (I. Venanzoni), p. 265-272

a cura di F. Cancrini – G. Paci – M. Pasqualini, p. 273-281


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