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1. a lump of Baltic amber (succinite) (1131.3 g in weight);
2. a lump of Baltic amber (succinite) (678.8 g in weight).

The circumstances of the discovery are not known as well as the place where they come from and how they were obtained by the museum. Both lumps are stored in the Department of Archaeology of the National Museum in Szczecin. They are on the display as the best example of the phenomenon of long-distance trade in Baltic amber. As early as from the 1st century AD amber reached the remote areas of Barbaricum and the Roman Empire through the so-called “amber road”. This is confirmed by the information from Pliny the Elder on the expedition of the Roman eques to the Baltic to obtain amber for the celebration of the Games during the reign of Nero. In return, rich tribal elites received luxury Roman glass and bronze objects, weapons and coins. It is assumed that both the Wandals and the Goths organized as well as protected complex amber extraction infrastructure, its processing and distribution.



Museum collection:

the National Museum in Szczecin

by B. Rogalski

Exhibition organised by:

mns uw

Project co-organised by:

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