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The Tricornenses of Tricornum (modern Ritopek) were a Romanized Thraco-Celtic[1][2] artificially[3] created community by the Romans that replaced the Celtic Celegeri.[4] The inhabitants of Tricornum were Celtic and Thracian, attested by epigraphic sources.[1] After 6 AD, the Tricornenses were one of the four units of Upper Moesia alongside the Dardani, Moesi and Picenses.[5] The ceremonial parade armour found at Ritopek belonged to a Tricornian soldier of Legio VII Claudia, dating to AD 258.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Miroslav Vujovic (14 June 2001). "o paradnom oklopu iz ritopeka § Pohvala vernosti ili carmen Saliare". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. 10: The Augustan Empire, 43 BC-AD 69 (Volume 10) by Alan Bowman, Edward Champlin, and Andrew Lintott, 1996, p. 580, "...Danubian and Balkan provinces Tricornenses of Tricornium (Ritopek) replaced the Celegeri, the Picensii of Pincum..."
  3. ^ Landscapes of Change: Rural Evolutions in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Late Antique & Early Medieval Studies) by Neil Christie, 2004, p. 226, "Some were new, artificial creations (Timachi, Tricornenses, Picenses); others have names familiar from the pre-Roman period..."
  4. ^ J. J. Wilkes, The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, p. 217.
  5. ^ "BALCANICA XXXVII" (PDF). 26 March 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2014.