These plates are based on plate sherds excavated from the magnificent Hadrian's Wall in the heart of Northumberland. This plate style would have been used to serve all manner of Roman delicacy, and although not considered high status at the time, it would have been in use in households, both rich and poor, across Roman Britain.
Terracotta clay, fired under reduction conditions
001 - Approx. 40mm tall, 225mm diameter
002 - Approx. 40mm tall, 250mm diameter
Health and Safety
This item is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that ancient potters would have used during this era. As this is an unglazed pot with a porous surface, it will absorb some of the flavours during the cooking process or when used as food storage, which does add to the taste of future dishes. However, it does also mean that this item does not meet modern Health and Safety standards, and therefore, we do not advise that you use it for cooking or storing foodstuffs. When ancient cooks used these items, they relied on applying sufficient heat to the pot and contents to ensure that the heat-killed all bacteria. 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.
This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, 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.
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