Samian Ware Bowl
Description of Object:
Shallow samian ware bowl, with a raised base for easy handling.
This bowl is among other samian ware items uncovered during the John Bestwick archaeological excavations. This type of bowl which is easy to hold may reflect the Roman custom of reclining on sofas when drinking or eating.
Date of Object:
c. 250 AD
Off King Street, Middlewich (1964-1975)
Depth: 5 cm
Thickness: 0.5 cm
Diameter: 16.5 cm
Held on behalf of the Community of Middlewich by Cheshire Museums.