Floor tile

Roman Britain, 1st-4th century AD
Probably from London

Inscribed with a sketch of a lighthouse

The sketch appears to show a pharos, a Roman lighthouse. Two such lighthouses flanked the Roman harbour at Dover, the main base of the British fleet. The sketch was scratched onto the tile before firing.

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Width: 20.000 cm

Museum number

P&EE 1856.7-1.703



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