Odessos and its Region in the Late Antiquity
/4th 6th century AD/
hall 17
The constant invasion of tribes coming from the North of the Danube during the Late Antiquity made for a change in the ethnic structure of the inner part of the Thracian territories and there from in the cultural traditions of the population.
These changes made an impact on the small metal plastics from that period these are the bronze belt plates, the buckles, the fibulae, and various decorations. Some of them belonged to the "barbarian people" tribes invading from the northern Black Sea steppes and settling in the territories of the late Roman provinces of Mysia Secunda and Skytia Minor /the Northeast Thrace/.
A set of more than 30 medical instruments and vessels from the 4th century AD found in Marcianopolis testify to the good traditions in this profession.
New tendencies are to be followed in the development of trades in the town represented by the local products of ceramics, glass and metal.
The development of agriculture is evident from the set of agricultural tools found in the fortress by the village of Novakovo by Varna /6th century AD/.

Commerce continued to take a substantial part in the life of the town found are numerous bronze scales, parts of balances, lead seals. Unique is the weight from a balance in the form of a statuette of the Emperor Constantine the Great from the 4th century AD.
The various marble capitals from the 4th 6th century AD and the incredible figure of a panther from a fountain dated 4th 5th century AD introduce Odessos as one of the important centers of stone cutting. At the same time, through the port of Odessos marble from Asia Minor and the Prokonese region was imported.

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