New Roman stamped tiles from Altinum (Kölked)
Farkas, István Gergő
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The Late Roman fortification of Kölked/Altinum was set on a low hill overlooking neighbouring lowlands, with the Danube meandering nearby to the east. Climbing the short, steady slope, one can effortlessly oversee surrounding countryside. It is easy to see the reason why Romans established their fortification atop and imagine the vista that unfolded before the fourth century sentry, who peered from the towering ramparts at the beginning of his watch. This is one of the reasons the site is nominated for the World Heritage List, alongside the rich finds recovered from it and the traces of its once monumental defences being still discernible beneath the surface. This short article presents the analysis of stamped tiles recovered from this site and aims to complement other research conducted on the site.