Roman Archaeology: Colchester

These images are from the Colchester Castle Museum in Colchester, England and from the British Museum in London.



Moldmade lamp decorated on the discus with the design of a ship. It was manufactured in Gaul and excavated at Colchester. Dating to the first century AD. British Museum reg no. PRB 1870.4-2.691.



Moldmade lamp decorated on the discus with the design of a peacock. It was manufactured in Gaul and excavated at Colchester. Dating to approximately AD 45 - 100. British Museum reg. no. PRB 1870.4-2.672.



Moldmade lamp decorated on the discus with the design of a horse. This volute lamp was manufactured in England at excavated in Colchester. British Museum collection.



Moldmade lamp decorated on the discus with the design of a horse. It was manufactured in Gaul and excavated at Colchester. Dating to approximately 1st century AD. British Museum collection.



Tombstone of a centurion named Marcus Favonius Facilis. Inscription translates "Marcus Favonius Facilis, son of Marcus, of the Polian voting tribe, centurion of the 20th Legion, lies buried here; Verecundus and Novicius, his freedmen, set this up."



Moldmade clay oil lamps.



Glass pins.



Kiln wasters (misfired pottery sherds).



Moldmade clay oil lamp with the design of a horse on the discus.



Broken molds carved from stone for the purpose of molding clay oil lamps.



Museum replicas show a Roman table set for a meal.



Bluee glass flagon.



Mosaic.



Tombstone of a Cavalry Officer named Longinus Sdapeze, a junior officer in a cavalry regiment of Thracians from the district of Sardica. Age 40 (years at death), of 15 years service. His heirs defined by his will set up the tombstone.



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