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WEHRINGEN District Schwabmiinchen, Bavaria, Germany.

About 15 km S of the Raetian provincial capital Augusta Vindelicum (Augsburg), the extensive complex of a villa rustica was discovered near a gravel pit. It was on the road to Cambodunum and not far from the Via Claudia Augusta. So far only some of the adjoining buildings have been excavated and investigated. A necropolis ca. 150 m N has revealed the foundations of four pillared graves (12 to 14 m in diameter or length) three polygonal and one rectangular in plan. One grave from the second half of the 2d c. A.D. contained ashes and remains of China silk. Another contained extraordinarily rich grave goods: a tripod, a small four-legged table, 18 bronze vessels, paterae, bowls, 66 clay vessels, an alabaster bowl, and many glass objects. Gifts in a skeleton grave fromihe time of Gordian III identify the deceased as a physician. Both settlement and necropolis functioned until the middle of the 3d c. A.D., and late Roman finds are rare. Finds are in the Prähistorische Staatssammlung in München.


N. Walke, “Römisches Gräberfeld in Wehringen,” Germania 41 (1963) 122fPI; H.-J. Kellner, Münchner Jahrbuch der Bildenden Kunst III. F. 16 (1965) 268-70I; H. U. Nuber & A. Radnóti, “Römische Brand- und Körpergräber aus Wehringen,” Jahresber.d. Bayer. Bodendenkmalpflege 10 (1969) 27-49.


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