Grave goods from two cremation burials by Roman

Approximately 150 objects from two adjacent cremation burials, the larger of a man and the smaller of a female relative (suggested by the sharing of 'sets' of bronze).

Details

Medium:
Silver, bronze, iron, ceramic, glass Dimensions: Various
Art Fund grant:
£7,750 ( Total: £31,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Includes pair of penannular silver brooches and linking chain; two cast bronze wine jugs; a further 12 bronze vessels including dishes, bowls, flagons, patellae, lamp and 'wine strainer'; 10 glass vessels; 14 Samian Ware pottery bowls and dishes; lion-headed studs and rings from a casket; and 35 iron/steel arrowheads. The burials illustrate the luxury of possessions of what is thought to have been a family of client aristocrats, perhaps living in a villa at Wheathampstead.

Provenance

Found near Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire; declared Treasure in 2002.

Venue details

Verulamium Museum St Michaels, ST ALBANS Hertfordshire AL3 4SW 01727 751810 www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/verulamium

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