Saturday, March 27, 2010

2,000-year-old Roman artefact goes on show

A RARE Roman cup found by a metal detector in Winterton is heading for display at the North Lincolnshire Museum.

The cup is thought to be a rare example of a soldier's souvenir from Hadrian's Wall.
The treasure, which is up to 2000 years old, is made from copper alloy, and decorated with rows of enamelled squares.

A North Lincolnshire Museum spokesperson said: "The Winterton Cup is a Roman copper alloy cup with the base missing, much of the enamel has not survived but there is enough there to show that the same four colours are repeated throughout the design.

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