Colchester Vase (Colchester)
This is a Roman pot found in 1848 in a grave at West Lodge, Colchester. It dates from around AD 175 and was probably made in Colchester.
As well as a hunting scene it depicts four gladiators, above which are scratched the names Secundus, Mario, Memnon and Valentinus. The Colchester Vase is one of the finest pieces of ceramic art to have survived from Roman Britain.
The Romans Collections