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The First Souvenirs: Enamelled Vessels from Hadrian’s Wall

Edited by David J. Breeze


During the 2009 Pilgrimage of Hadrian’s Wall Ernst Kunzl, the foremost expert on Roman enamelled vessels, was invited to deliver a lecture placing he newly-discovered Ilam Pan in its setting. Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, also prepared a special exhibition containing the Rudge Cup, Amiens Patera and Ilam Pan to coincide with the Pilgrimage; these vessels had only once previously been displayed together, at the 2008 Hadrian exhibition at the British Museum. These three decorated small pans recording the names of some of the forts on Hadrian’s Wall are the subject of this volume.

The contributors to this book are all experts in the field of Roman archaeology. The authors describe and discuss each of the vessels and related objects, placing them in their international context. The place of manufacture and use of the pans is also considered.

This beautifully illustrateed full colour volume contains 69 photographs and drawings. It will appeal o all those with an interest in Roman history, Hadrian’s Wall and ancient artefacts.





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Paperback; 244 x 170mm




Colour photographs throughout

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