Rimini museums

Logo stampa

The town and Industry

Anfora vinaria

Ariminum introduces itself through its dealings with Rome, and the main local institutions and families.

Together with its territory it enjoyed economic prosperity, made possible by workshops and other industrial plants and thriving agriculture.

The brick stamps, in the Rimini collection, are evidence of both lively trade and the presence of kilns, especially in the Santarcangelo area, also a production centre for Romagna type wine amphorae, with their typical flat bottoms, for the local wine trade.

There is evidence of bone workingfor the manufacture of small caskets, hairpins and combs, needles and writing implements.

The economy is also documented by the signacula, bronze rings with a stamp, used for marking perishable foodstuffs and containers in private homes. Further documentation is provided by example of coins circulating at the time with practical and Imperial propaganda functions.