Gordian III, the barbarians and the gratitude of the saved

Publication of a new Greek inscription in the Archaeologia Bulgarica 2018/3 journal, sheds light on the role of Legio Prima Italica in the saving Dionisiopolis (nowadays the city of Balchik) from a powerful barbaric assault in the 3rd century. The thanksgiving inscription is from a pedestal below the statue of Emperor Gordian III, found reused in a building, west of the legion thermae in the military camp Novae near nowadays Svishtov.

The article by Andrzej B. Biernacki and Nicolay Sharankov is among the highlights in the new issue of the Archaeologia Bulgarica journal, which is now available for orders in the e-shop https://nous-bg.com/.

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