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12-20-2012, 01:59 PM
First Souvenirs: Enamelled Vessells From Hadrians Wall


Three small enamelled metal Roman pans – the Rudge Cup, Amiens Patera and the Ilam Pan – thought to be the first souvenirs from Hadrian’s Wall are featured in a new book edited by Roman expert David Breeze.

The pans are about the size of wine glasses and are decorated with the names of forts along the western sector of Hadrian’s Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Great Chesters. They were made in the decades following the building of Hadrian’s Wall in AD 122.

Souvenir items for Roman tourists to buy have also been found at other famous places across the empire such as Athens, Ephesos and Alexandria.
David Breeze said: “Remarkably it seems that Hadrian’s Wall was a tourist attraction soon after it was built. None of the pans were found on the Wall, but in southern England and France.

First souvenirs: Enamelled vessells from Hadrians Wall : Past Horizons Archaeology (http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/12/2012/first-souvenirs-enamelled-vessells-from-hadrians-wall)

12-20-2012, 02:17 PM
Not surprising, from the proto-capitalist romans.

12-20-2012, 05:20 PM
ibi factum fuerit faciendum quod got calicem