Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Number 19: Monmouthshire Leopard cup

A Roman copper-alloy drinking vessel with a handle fashioned as a snarling leopard with silver spots and amber eyes, found in Llantilio Pertholey, outside of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. The cup is a striking symbol of the spread of sophisticated Roman culture to parts of Britain we might think if as being relatively remote at the time.

Photo Credit Portable Antiquities Scheme

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