Roman jug with decorated handle

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Roman jug with decorated handle

This rare Roman jug, decorated with female figure on the handle, from the collection of the Hunterian Museum was selected by Louisa Hammersley, postgraduate student at the Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow. Louisa writes - This complete copper-alloy jug was recovered from Sadlerhead, Lanarkshire. The handle is exquisitely decorated with a female figure standing beside an altar or pedestal holding a bird in her right hand. On the basis of typological parallels with a jug recovered alongside eleven bronze vessels from Rheinzabern, Germany dated to the 2nd Century, the Sadlerhead jug is thought to be a 2nd Century import to Northern Britain.

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Sadlerhead, Strathclyde


second century AD


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