The Roman Household
Roman Household Luxury
found even in Remote Border
Who are we to know who's lips enjoyed wine from the below silver cups, the emperor, a general ,a soldier, a merchant, a thief, or a Germanic invader ? All items below have in common that such have been found in provinces along the borders of the Roman empire and are thus in one way or another linked to the provincial military and civilian structures the Roman Empire. Rome brought culture, civilization, luxury for the few..... and the tax collector for the masses
Celebrate good life.....
A silver cup of finest style, maybe a governors joy on cold
days far away from Rome..., Nijmegen Museum
Bosco Reale Treasure, Louvre, Paris
Leiden Museum, handle of a silver vessel,
Kaiseraugst Treasure, Augst, CH
Simple but elegant, from the Archeological Museum in Munich
Finest Glas, from far away places, but also from Colonia
to replace the blue mediterranean sky...
A beautiful Diatret glass, cut out of a single piece of glas of differently colored layers. Römisch Germanisches Museum, Köln, Germany.
Another -complete- example can be found in the Antikensammlung München, Germany
Leiden Museum, NL
Jewels from the far away Baltic Sea, Landesmuseum Bonn
amber bear, Nijmegen
golden Victory, Louvre,
Related Sections of the Roman Numismatic Gallery:
of Roman Legions
from Caesar to ca. 300 AD is summarized in a table.
Military Equipment, and Military Diplomas
Roman Legionary Bricks
Countermarks of roman legions on coins are shown in the Legionary Countermark section.
Coins making reference to roman legions are to be found in the Legionary Coin section.
Wars and Victories on Roman coins.
Roman Military Main Page