A gateway to an Empire - all that now remains of the North Gate at Milecastle 37, near the #Roman fort at Housesteads on Hadrian's Wall, together with an artist impression of what the Milecastle may have looked like. The Milecastle can be accessed from the Hadrian's Wall Path.
A silver #Roman phalera, found in Xanten (Germany). It depicts Claudius or Nero, & it is stamped PLINIO PRAEF(ECTO) EQ(UITUM) ('while Pliny was Prefect of the cavalry') - which may refer to Pliny the Elder, who was stationed there - this could have belonged to one of his men.
An articulated dark ivory #Roman doll tfound in the sarcophagus of an eight year old girl buried in the 2nd century AD. Roman children were often buried with toys although dolls have been found in burials of young women as well. Some dolls have been found with clothes & jewlery.
Fascinating world of ancient #glass: a marvellous #Roman dropper-flask in the form of a #gladiator’s helmet, which can be recognized as a helmet of a secutor. Found in Cologne, dating 3rd century AD.
Photo: British Museum (Inv. no. 1881,0624.2)
A cracking bit of Roman glassware in the form of this 'Cage Cup', discovered in a sarcophagus deposit at Niederemmel: ca. 4th Century AD. #Roman#Glass
Image: Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier (1950.15) [CC-BY-NC-SA @ Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier]. Link - rlp.museum-digital.de/index.…
Happy Armilustrium! This #Roman festival was held on October 19 in honour of Mars, the god of war. Weapons were ritually purified on this day and stored for winter. We found this inscription at a major temple complex site in Southwark dedicated to Mars Camulus. #EpigraphyTuesday