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A major segment of large and heavy Roman "Colchester Type" Mortaria (Grinding bowl) from Norfolk. SOLD
A major segment of large and heavy Roman "Colchester Type" Mortaria (Grinding bowl) from Norfolk. SOLD
A major segment of large and heavy Roman "Colchester Type" Mortaria (Grinding bowl) from Norfolk. SOLD A major segment of large and heavy Roman "Colchester Type" Mortaria (Grinding bowl) from Norfolk. SOLD A major segment of large and heavy Roman "Colchester Type" Mortaria (Grinding bowl) from Norfolk. SOLD A major segment of large and heavy Roman "Colchester Type" Mortaria (Grinding bowl) from Norfolk. SOLD
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c.2nd Century A.D. A major segment of large and heavy "Colchester Type" Roman Mortaria (Grinding bowl) unearthed in Scole, Norfolk in the 1950's and from an old Norfolk Antiquarians collection. Mortaria were used with a pestle to grind herbs, spices and other cooking ingredients. The Mortarium is of the type produced by the Roman potter Regalas who established a major pottery in Colchester but later relocated to Ellingham, Norfolk and specialised in the manufacture of Mortaria between A.D. 160-200. Of a deep dished form with a thick outer rim. Some old repairs as can be seen in the images otherwise in very nice stable condition and an interesting and imposing item. Mortaria are comparitively scarces items and more especially from Britain. 280mm wide x 170mm deep x 100mm high.


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