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Blei für Rom. Politische Loyalität durch ökonomische Abhängigkeit

Publication date: 21.10.2022

ELECTRUM, 2022, Volume 29, pp. 161 - 169

https://doi.org/10.4467/20800909EL.22.011.15781

Authors

Werner Eck
Universtaet zu Koeln, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln, Germany
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Abstract

Several recently discovered lead ingots refer to mining districts in the region of present-day Kosovo. Of particular interest is an ingot with the inscription metallo(rum) Messalini, which refers to M. Valerius Messala Messalinus Corvinus (cos. ord. 3 BC), who was employed as a commander during the Pannonian-Dalmatian uprising of 6–9 AD. He was obviously one of the senators whom Augustus not only honoured with awards for their service, but whom he also supported economically, not unlike Cn. Calpurnius Piso (cos. ord. 7 BC), who had received saltus in Illyricum. These gifts served to create loyalty; but they were precarious gifts because when loyalty ceased, they were reclaimed for the imperial patrimonium.

Abbreviations

CIIP –H. Cotton et al., Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestine, Berlin–New York 2010–

EDCS –Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby

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Information: ELECTRUM, 2022, pp. 161 - 169

Article type: Original research article

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Universtaet zu Koeln, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln, Germany

Published at: 21.10.2022

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