Roman metal canister

 
Roman metal canister
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

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Tin lead alloy container complete with lid. The sides are decorated with horizontal grooves. The base has a turning mark showing that it was turned on a lathe. Upon removal of the lid, the contents were revealed as a moist white paste. Such a cream is a very rare survival and the fine condition of the box is due to the waterlogged nature of the ditch where it was found.

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