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Title: The Velsem Gems (2)
Author(s): BOSMAN, A.V.A.J.
Volume: 69 Date: 1994
The Roman gemstones from Velsen found prior to 1980 have been covered by four different publications: P. Vons (1975, 1979) published the gems from Velsen 1 (16-28 A.D.), H.J. Calkoen and H. van der Wees (1955) described two gems from Velsen 2 (40-50 A.D.), while M. Maaskant-Kleibrink (1980) reviewed the gems from both sites. Since then 26 gemstones have come to light during the most recent excavations. These form the basis of this article and a reexamination of the conclusions in the former publications will be presented. The early Roman harbour-fortress Velsen 1 has been published as a Ph.D. thesis by J.-M.A.W. Morel (1988).