A Roman Souvenir of Hadrians Wall

A Roman Souvenir of Hadrians Wall

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This beautifully preserved enameled bronze pan is probably a souvenir of Hadrian’s Wall possibly made for a soldier who served there or a visitor.

The Staffordshire Moorlands pan found in Ilam in 2003.

Its engraved description names forts on the wall – Bowness, Drumburgh, Stanwick and Castlesteads as well as the name Aelius Draco.

Was he the man presented with the dish as a memento of his time on the wall? We will never know but this is a very rare artefact which is now in the collection of the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent.