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Terra sigillata

Terra sigillata, hard crockery with a shiny coating, has become an indicator of the degree to which an area was "Romanised". Imported from the workshops at Rheinzabern / TRES TAVERNAE in the mid-Rhine region, terra sigillata was mass produced and affordable by nearly everyone. The vessels' form was influenced by Italian design, and the decorations included depictions of ancient heroes and themes.

Roman cuisine must have appeared strange to the people on the other side of the Limes. Cherries, olives, wine and many other products were new to them.

"Wealth in the province" setting
1 "Wealth in the province" setting © Museen der Stadt Aschaffenburg

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