Sanja Pilipović

Institute for Balkan Studies

Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Belgrade

Upper Moesian Bacchic Worshippers

As Reflected in Jewellery and Cosmetic Objects

Abstract: The paper looks at the anepigraphic material such as jewellery and cosmetic objects recovered from the province of Upper Moesia. The quality of the material used in their manufacture, their findspots and iconography, serve as a basis in an attempt to shed light on the origin and social status of Bacchic worshippers in that part of the Roman Empire.

Keywords: Bacchus/Dionysos, Upper Moesia, worshippers, origin, social status, finger rings, intaglios, caskets, relief mirrors