Details This elegant type of pottery drinking cup was popular in Roman Britain during the 3rd and 4th centuries. It was probably used as a wine cup, with the surface indentations acting as a form of handle that enables the user to maintain a good grip.
Made primarily in the Nene Valley around the present day Peterborough, these pots were distributed widely throughout the province of Britannia and are found extensively on Hadrian's Wall. As with the original, this pot has been thrown on a potter's wheel.
Terracotta clay , fired under reduction conditions
Approx. 155 mm tall, 90 mm diameter
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 8000 & 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 it's unique character.
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