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Cylindrical lead funerary canister. Upper half demarcated at top by band of bead-and-reel, and at the bottom by a band of plain moulding. Within this space are three blocks of decoration depicting Sol driving a quadriga to right, interspersed with saltires of bead-and-reel. Central hole in lid.
Diameter: 280 millimetres (lid)
Height: 349 millimetres (approx., without lid)
Height: 83.40 millimetres (quadriga panels)
Width: 105.50 millimetres (quadriga panels)
- Curator's comments
- Object label: Lead canister, 1st century AD, Warwick Square, London
This lead canister (ossuarium), one of three found at Warwick Square, was made to protect the glass urn of cremated bones (left). Plaques around the centre repeat the image of Sol, the Roman sun god, driving his four-horsed chariot. A hole in the lid may have held a pipe so that mourners could pour in libations.
- On display (G49/dc4)
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- Acquisition notes
- Deposited on loan 1882. See Deposit Register for details.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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