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Fragment of Roman amphora in which wine was stored

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Fragment of Roman amphora in which wine was stored
Fragment of Roman amphora in which wine was stored

A piece of a Roman amphora that was found in Colchester (England). There is a painted inscription “FAL LOLL” on the pottery, which suggests that the amphora was used to store Falernia wine, one of the most exclusive wines produced in Italy. The inscription also suggests that a man named Lollius was responsible for the wine trade, who transported the wine to Roman Britain.

Interestingly, we know a villa in Pompeii which belonged to the wealthy Lollius family who were considered wine exporters.

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