Wroxeter Roman Silver Mirror

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Wroxeter Roman Silver Mirror

This is one of very few Roman mirrors of this type known from anywhere in the Roman Empire. A slave would have held the mirror by the ornate handles so that the lady could view her face in the polished convex side of the mirror. The mirror is only one of numerous important items found during excavation of the Roman town of Viroconium near present day Wroxeter. Viroconium was the fourth largest town in Roman Britain and the collection of finds from the site is probably one of the most important in the UK for our understanding of Roman Britain.

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