Roman artifacts in National Archaeological Museum of France

Located in Saint German-en-Laye.


Roman cloaked figurines. The one on the right may be a bell.



Terra cotta attributed to the workshop of Pistillus, a Gallo-Roman potter Gallo-Roman with a kiln in Augustodunum at the end of the second century and early third century AD. The dog sleeps at the foot of the bed while the couple cuddle - a scene of trust and belonging. The terra cotta is from the Gironde department in the Bordeaux region of France. Length = 12 cm, width = 7 cm and height = 6.3 cm. Inventory number 72474.



1st century AD Roman leather caliga (heavy-soled hobnailed military footwear issued to Roman legionary soldiers and auxiliaries). Inventory no. MAN225.7



Iron keys from various sites in France.



Misfired Roman pottery.



2nd century mold for Roman pottery goblet from Argonne.



2nd century AD mold for Roman pottery goblet signed "LAXTBIVIS F" from Lezvoux (Puy de Dôme).



2nd century mold made Roman bowl.



Roman chain mail.



Roman chain mail.



Roman chain mail.



Roman visor of a parade helmet from the grave of an officer. Other grave offerings included two pairs of coin dies used to strike gold coins of Tiberius, emperor from AD 14 to 37. The cap and the neck cover have disappeared, as the veneer sheet metal , copper or silver , which embellished the visor. In the middle of the forehead is a remnant of the hinge that allowed the visor to be raised. This type of luxury helmet was not for combat, but was reserved for games, parades, etc.


Roman tombstone.



Second century AD Roman tombstone D(iis) M(anibus), Apinosus Iclius. He wears a heavy, long-sleeved coat and a scarf is knotted around his neck. He holds a mallet in his right hand while his left hand holds a pottery or glass vessel that may be symbolic of the funeral meal. A dog sits obediently under high right arm and a chicken scratches by his left leg. The mallet would suggest that he was a craftsman such as a builder or stone mason. The limestone grave marker measures 1.9 meters in height. Inv. no 52733.



First century AD Roman tombstone of C(aius) Vetien(us) C(aii) f(ilius) Pupinia (tribu) Urbiqus tubicem ex{s} te[st]amento [f(aciendum) c(uravit)]. From Cologne.



Marble statue of Baachus as an infant. Found at Narbonne.



Fragment of the relief showing Mithras slaying the bull.



Fragment of the relief showing Mithras slaying the bull.



Fragment of a Mithraic relief.



Fragment of the relief showing Mithras slaying the bull.



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