Dr Aleksandar Durman

Abstract

During Roman times Siscia was an important settlement, controlling a key route between Pannonia and Dalmatia, across the river Sava. To the south of Siscia, on Mount Trgovi, Mount Zrin and Mount Majdan, limonite deposits were exploited on a very large scale resulting in millions of tons of slag. Finds of large numbers of iron bars from Hrvatska Dubica, Siscia and the Japra valley indicate extensive iron smithing in the area. Thirty-eight of these bars survive and their size and weight suggest a degree of standardization of the products. It is estimated that between 150 to 200 million of these bars would have been produced in this region during the Roman period.

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How to Cite
Iron resources and production for the Roman frontier in Pannonia. (2022). Historical Metallurgy, 36(1), 24-32. https://hmsjournal.org/index.php/home/article/view/272
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