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SAINT-DIZIER Haute-Maine, France.

Sarcophagi containing a variety of burial gifts have been discovered on the left bank of the Marne; also a house, one wall of which has been explored for a considerable length. The house included a cold pool and a caldarium. The finds are diverse (metal and bone objects, pottery from different sources, a bronze statuette, and coins) and indicate occupation lasting from the 1st or 2d c. A.D. to the 5th c., possibly with interruptions.

On the banks of the Marne, 3 km to the S, arms and Roman coins of the 1st c. A.D. have been found; in another section, a number of pottery bowls and some silver coins of Caletedu. The town itself has yielded some Merovingian sarcophagi and, especially to the W at Saint-Dizier-Hoericourt, a sizable necropolis of the 5th-6th c. built on the site of some Gallo-Roman inhumation tombs. The finds are in the Saint-Dizier museum.


P. Ballet, La Haute Marne antique (2d ed. 1971) 155f, 294-96; L. Lepage, Mém. Soc. des Lettres de Saint-Dizier 1 (1967) 18-25; E. Frézouls, Gallia 25 (1967) 296PI; 27 (1969) 315; 29 (1971) 308fI.


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