In many ways, Greek culture was a model for the ever-expanding Roman Empire, but the Romans shaped it further, making the adopted elements distinctly Roman. Their artists often drew inspiration from Greek works of art: for example, copying famous masterpieces by renowned Greek sculptors became very popular during the imperial period. Hundreds of more or less exact copies of a single sculpture, with varying degrees of reworking, were produced. The types of depictions based on Greek models were not only embodied in marble sculptures but also appeared on everyday objects used by the Romans, and thus spread throughout the Empire. One of the most distinctive types of objects in Roman culture is the group of pottery known as terra sigillata. These ceramic bowls and cups, with their shiny surface, terracotta colour and rich decoration, were produced by a complex process and were therefore produced in only a few places in the Empire. They were imported to Pannonia, first appearing in the camps of the conquering Roman army. Later, from the reign of Emperor Hadrian, the demand for them increased among the civilian population and other typical Roman everyday objects gained in popularity. In addition to the expensive imported products, cheaper, less decorative local imitations appeared. An example of Roman taste becoming predominant in Pannonia is the engraved gem depicting Diana found in Brigetio, a copy of which is shown here. It was possibly set in a ring and made in the second century AD when depictions of the goddess were particularly popular in Roman art during the Hadrianic and Antonine periods. The Roman coins that reached all corners of the Empire and even beyond its borders played an important role in conveying the imperial propaganda. Not only the portrait of the emperor (or his family members) but also the images struck on the reverse of imperial coins were a means of representation. The silver coin found at Brigetio was minted by Septimius Severus in the name of his wife Iulia Domna. During the emperor’s reign, large amounts of money flowed into Pannonia as a reward for the support of the army stationed in the province, who helped him in his struggle for the throne. The goddess on the reverse of the coin — VENV FX — is associated with the idea of military fortune. The support of the Danubian military was vital for the defence of the Empire’s borders and the political aims of the emperors, also for the subsequent rulers of the Severan dynasty. This is illustrated by the sestertius, struck during the reign of Severus Alexander and discovered in Brigetio, depicting Victory holding a shield.