Details This Roman colour coated Castor Box is inspired by a find dating to the 3rd century that was found in the Roman town of Margidunum, on the Fosse Way at Castle Hill near present-day Bingham, in Nottinghamshire, England.
There is some hairline cracking on the base of the Castor Box marked as V002. The cracks will not affect the use of this Box and can be seen in the images.
We have hand-made this replica Roman pot in our studio in beautiful Northumberland and based on an original artefact. It has been wood fired in an authentic replica of a Roman Pottery Kiln at Vindolanda Museum, to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade, using the same techniques that the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, emulating original Roman Pottery and giving each pot its unique character.
Terracotta clay, colour coated
Approx. 150 mm tall, 150 mm diameter
Health & Safety
This is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that Roman potters would have used during the Roman era. This is an unglazed pot with a porous surface, and therefore, it will absorb the flavours of the food being stored or served, which adds to the flavour of future dishes. However, it also means that this pot does not meet modern Health and Safety standards, so we do not advise that it be used for storing or serving food. When the Romans used these vessels, they applied sufficient heat to the cooking pot and its contents to ensure that all bacteria were killed. Heating to over 70°C for at least 10 minutes would have killed most disease-causing bacteria, and temperatures of 100°C would do even more.
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