A Virtual Museum - Your Town, the Borough and its History

A collection of Roman Artefacts found at Springhead, on loan from Gravesend Historical Society to Gravesham Borough Council. These can be seen in full at Gravesend Chantry Heritage Centre.

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Coarse ware jar excavated from a well at Springhead
Coarse ware jar excavated from a well at Springhead
Coarse ware jar excavated from a well at Springhead
Grey ware jar with scratched decoration
Grey ware jar with scratched decoration
Grey ware jar with scratched decoration
Roman miniature flagons
Roman miniature flagons
Roman miniature flagons
Roman Poppyhead Beaker
Roman Poppyhead Beaker
Roman Poppyhead Beaker
Roman Beaker
Roman Beaker
Roman Beaker
Roman baby feeding bottle
Roman baby feeding bottle
Roman baby feeding bottle
Roman flagon
Roman flagon
Roman flagon
Roman Flagon
Roman Flagon
Roman Flagon
Glass Bowl
Glass Bowl
Glass Bowl
Knife Handle in the shape of a lion
Knife Handle in the shape of a lion.
Knife Handle in the shape of a lion
Roman pot with relief pattern
Roman pot with relief pattern
Roman pot with relief pattern
Samian ware bowl
Samian ware bowl
Samian ware bowl
Roman Temples
The Roman name for the settlement was Vagniacae. They built a series of temples within a walled enclosure. The temples were decorated with mosaic floors and statues.
Roman Temples
Roof Tiles
Roof and hip tiles from Springhead. (Note paw prints on roof tiles.)
Roof Tiles
Piece of Marble
Pieces of costly imported marble, remnants of that used to decorate some of the temples, painted wall plaster fragments from the earlier large temple.
Piece of Marble
Pieces of Marble
Pieces of Marble.
Pieces of Marble
Box Flue Tile Pieces
Tile from part of the box flue of a heating system, found during excavations at springhead, earthenware drain pipe held together with curved roof tile, found during excavations at springhead.
Box Flue Tile Pieces
Bronze Horse Harness
Bronze horse harness, Roman (two pieces).
Bronze Horse Harness
Glass Beads
Glass Beads
Glass Beads
Bone Pins
Bone Pins
Bone Pins
 
 
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