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A Campanian Vessel Foot from Silchester

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 April 2011

Nina Crummy


In 2009 a leaded bronze vessel foot topped by a figure of Harpocrates was found in a Neronian or early Flavian levelling deposit on the University of Reading's excavations in Insula IX at Silchester. Comparanda point to the foot originally having been fitted to a vessel for cooking or for heating liquids that was made in Campania in the Tiberian or early Claudian period. Its recovery is further evidence that a high-status early Roman building was located close to Insula IX.

Britannia , Volume 42 , November 2011 , pp. 157 - 165
Copyright © The Author(s) 2011. Published by The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

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