Roma Victrix beaker

    SKU: cmcn437830

    £160.00 Members' price *

    About

    This beaker is made of solid pewter and has been engraved by the finest artisans in Europe. It is called the Roma Victrix, a latin term meaning 'victory of Rome'. An ornament of exact historical detail, it is also fully functional as a drinking vessel (albeit an extravagant one).

    The general design of the beaker is based on the the Poseidon beaker, which dates to the first century AD and currently resides at the Yale University Art gallery. This type of drinking vessel was used by the Romans to serve wine.

    The illustrations depict the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43. In the spandrels (the space within the arches), two Winged Victories (Roman goddesses associated with victory) can be seen carrying the laurel wreath crown, which was the symbol for victory. Mounted in the centre of the three arches is the head of Vespasion - the ninth emperor of Rome who commanded the invasion of Britain. The base is in the form of a laurel wreath, the symbol for triumph. Beneath panel one and embedded in the wreath, there is a plaque with the title 'Roma Victrix'.

    There are three panels:
    -panel one shows a centurion (a key officer in the armies of ancient Rome)
    -panel two shows a standard bearer (a member of the oldest class of army veterans who served under a special standard)
    -panel three shows a legionary (a member of the major unit of the Roman army). This beaker is made of solid pewter and has been engraved by the finest artisans in Europe. It is called the Roma Victrix, a latin term meaning 'victory of Rome'. An ornament of exact historical detail, it is also fully functional as a drinking vessel (albeit an extravagant one).

    The general design of the beaker is based on the the Poseidon beaker, which dates to the first century AD and currently resides at the Yale University Art gallery. This type of drinking vessel was used by the Romans to serve wine.

    The illustrations depict the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43. In the spandrels (the space within the arches), two Winged Victories (Roman goddesses associated with victory) can be seen carrying the laurel wreath crown, which was the symbol for victory. Mounted in the centre of the three arches is the head of Vespasion - the ninth emperor of Rome who commanded the invasion of Britain. The base is in the form of a laurel wreath, the symbol for triumph. Beneath panel one and embedded in the wreath, there is a plaque with the title 'Roma Victrix'.

    There are three panels:
    -panel one shows a centurion (a key officer in the armies of ancient Rome)
    -panel two shows a standard bearer (a member of the oldest class of army veterans who served under a special standard)
    -panel three shows a legionary (a member of the major unit of the Roman army).

    Specification

    Product code: cmcn437830
    Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
    World culture: Ancient Rome
    Materials: Solid pewter
    Details: Handmade by artisan silversmiths
    Size: 14cm tal (5.5 incheS). Capacity is 0.6 pints.
    Weight: 0.45kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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