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Silver disk with Theodosius I and his sons Honorius and Arcadius. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Jan van Vliet. Augusta Emerita: Roman city in western Spain, modern Mérida, capital of the province of Lusitania.
 
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This silver disk shows, almost certainly, the emperor Theodosius I (r.379-395) and his sons Honorius (r.393-423) and Arcadius (r.383-408). It has a diameter of 74 centimeter and weighs almost 15 kilo. The Museo Nacional de Arte Romana has a copy; the original, which was found in Badajoz, is now in Madrid's Real Academia de la Historia. 

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An oil lamp, showing the Greek hero Odysseus passing along the Sirens. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Marco Prins. Treaty between Merida and another town. Photo Marco Prins. The victorious emperor. Photo Marco Prins.
An oil lamp, showing the Greek hero Odysseus passing along the Sirens. A treaty between Mérida and another town. They agree that the cities hospitium fecerunt, i.e. agree that there will be mutual hospitality. A late-ancient relief, showing a victorious emperor. The goddess Victoria is to the right.
Tiberius. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Marco Prins. Drusus. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Marco Prins. Inscription, mentioning a soldier of the Tenth Legion Gemina. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Marco Prins.
Tiberius Drusus Inscription mentioning a soldier of X Gemina
Tombstone of a barmaid. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Marco Prins. Mosaic with a pastoral scene. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Jan van Vliet. Mosaic with a hunter. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Jan van Vliet.
Tombstone of a barmaid Mosaic with a pastoral scene Mosaic with a hunter
Tombstone. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Marco Prins. Mosaic with aquatic animals. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Jan van Vliet. Ariadne, Pan, and Dionysus. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Jan van Vliet.
Tombstone Fresco Ariadne, Pan, and Dionysus
Mosaic with aquatic animals. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Jan van Vliet. Mosaic with the Seven Sages. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Jan van Vliet. Statuette of Mithras. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida (Spain). Photo Jan van Vliet.
Mosaic with aquatic animals Mosaic with the Seven Sages Mithras

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