Clibanus / Testum Pre-Order
Clibanus / Testum Pre-Order
Clibanus / Testum Pre-Order
Clibanus / Testum Pre-Order
Clibanus / Testum Pre-Order

Clibanus / Testum Pre-Order

Regular price £75.00
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Custom Order

This listing is for a custom order, and will take 3 to 4 weeks to make, dry and fire.  If you have any specific requirements, then please get in touch before ordering to discuss them.  

Feeding an army can be a real missions.  The Romans dealt with this by making each soldier responsible for their own rations  and each "contubernium" or group of soldiers living in the same tent would share a basic kit of cooking utensils.  One of the utensils that would have been of great use would have been a clibanus or testum, a portable oven which could be used to bake bread.

The oven would have been placed in the fire, with your bread inside,  hot coals would then have been placed on top of the lid.  It would then be left to bake for around 30 minutes, and it really does bake beautiful bread.  




Approx. 125 mm tall, 300 mm diameter


This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact.  It has been fired to emulate the authentic Roman firing conditions, to a temperature of between 800°C & 1000°C, as the original potters would have done nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, as is found with original Roman Pottery and giving each pot it's unique character.

Health and Safety

This is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that would have been used during the Roman era.  It  does not meet modern Health and Safety standard and is not intended for use as a food vessel, if you require replica pots for actual use with food of beverages, please ask before purchasing.

All items are sent using a second class postal service, if you wish to have an item sent first class please contact my for a quote. Many Thanks