Mutatio Valentia: The late Roman baths at Valesio, Salento
Dutch excavations between 1984-1990 at localit S. Stefano in the centre of Valesio, the Brindisi region, have revealed the remains of the settlement from the pre-Roman through the Medieval period. This book reports on the excavations of the Imperial road station at Valesio, mutatio Valentia, including a bath building with stables. The reconstruction of the complex is preceded by a detailed description of the excavated remains. The Medieval casale that was built into the baths is also discussed. The architectural section is followed by chapters on the ceramics and other finds of the Imperial and Medieval periods from S. Stefano area.
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The modern history of the site
The results of the excavations
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1st century A.D. 2nd century 2nd century A.D. antoninianus apodyterium ashlar bath building bathing quarter bedrock blocks brick Brindisi Brundisium built coated with mortar coated with plaster coins completely excavated Context decoration diam doorposts doorway opening earth east side east wall face farmhouse floor bedding form an entity foundation trench founded on mortar fragments frigidarium furnace room XII hypocaust Imperial period latrine XI layer Lecce lower Medieval north end north side north wall older walls opus vittatum Oria Otranto outer walls party wall pillars plinth pool pre-Roman preserved probably reconstruction remains room VIII room X ROOM/AREA rooms and areas Salento service quarter Sibari situated south end south side south wall southeast corner Stefano area stones sub-floor sudatorium Suggested dating tepidarium Torchiarolo unfaced upper end Valesio vault wall Fig wall of room wall room wares west end west side west wall width Yntema