Silchester collection of Roman antiquities
- Art Funded
- Executors of the 7th Duke of Wellington
Mainly from the excavations of Reverend Joyce (1864-1878) and the Society of Antiquities (1890-1909). Includes mosaics, bronzes, stone carvings, jewellery, glass, kitchen utensils, tools, 12,000 coins and a stylised figure of a prancing horse (illustrated) which is 1st century and probably pre-Roman, 11 x 6.2cm.
Excavated by the Rev J.G.Joyce from 1864 to 1878.The 2nd Duke of Wellington; by descent to the 7th Duke of Wellington.