Roman brooch, tile and lekythos

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Roman brooch, tile and lekythos

The Romans arrived in Wales in 48AD, signifying the beginning of changes for people. Roman civilization in west Wales was centered at the fort at Carmarthen (Moridunum) developed around 75AD. The Romans brought methods of making that were new to the Britons and they began to learn those skills. The Lekythos was thought to be used mainly as a religious or decorative object and in particular held perfumed oil. The fact that Lekythoi have been found in tombs adds weight to the argument that these where used in funerary rituals. Trelissey, near Amroth, revealed a previously unrecorded ring earthwork during excavations in 1950/51. Roman finds including the tile, revealed a building occupied from the 2nd - 3rd century AD. The site might have been a military post. Trumpet brooches spanned a period from mid 1st until late 2nd century AD and were used to decoratively link garments together.

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