Institute for Balkan Studies
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
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