Roman Judean or Colchester Cup / The Holy Grail? (Made to order)
Roman Judean or Colchester Cup / The Holy Grail? (Made to order)
Roman Judean or Colchester Cup / The Holy Grail? (Made to order)
Roman Judean or Colchester Cup / The Holy Grail? (Made to order)
Roman Judean or Colchester Cup / The Holy Grail? (Made to order)
Roman Judean or Colchester Cup / The Holy Grail? (Made to order)

Roman Judean or Colchester Cup / The Holy Grail? (Made to order)

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**This item is MADE TO ORDER, and we will dispatch it as soon as we have handcrafted it for you. **

Order by November 30th to get this item for Christmas



This a replica of a Judean Roman Cup decorated with incised patterning.

We first made replicas of this cup as part of a project for the Detectorist Christmas special that first aired on BBC Two.  To learn a little more about the project and the making process, you can read our short blog, where we explain why you might see fingerprints on your Holy Grail.  Read it here. 

 ***This item is extremely popular and tends to sell out very quickly.  If this item is out of stock and you would like one, please sign up to our Stock Enquiry waiting list so we can add your request to our making list.   Sign up here  


Terracotta and red slip finish 


Approx. 65 mm high, 105 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 a temperature of over 1000 Centigrade to emulate 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.  When ordering, you may not get the exact cup photographed, and the colouring may vary slightly.  

Health and Safety

This is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that would have been used during the Roman era.  As this is an unglazed pot with a porous surface, it will absorb some of the flavours during use, adding to the flavour of future beverages.  However, it does also mean that this pot does not meet modern Health and Safety standards, and therefore we do not advise that it is used.  When the Romans cleaned these pots, they relied on applying sufficient heat to the pot 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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Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

Don't take our word for it

Hello Graham and Sarah, I wanted to message because I ordered your holy grail pot for my dad's birthday and he is over the moon with it.

Rachel Frankish

Many thanks again for all of the pottery - this will help bring our new Heritage learning programme to life!

Nottingham University Museum

I love it! I love everything about it, what it represents, why you made it and the history behind it. It was worth the wait! Thank you so much.

Gillian Castle