Lyon ware cup and lamps

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Lyon ware cup and lamps

These finds illustrate the high-quality pottery made around Lyon in France which were distributed by the army to its legions in Britain and Germany. These products, with their pale buff fabric and lustrous brown slip, arrived in Britain until about AD 70, and are a characteristic find on early Roman military sites in southern Britain. The items shown here are the tops (disci) of three decorated lamps and a small cup.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum

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