Calix Imperium, Roma Victrix Pewter wine beaker
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- Dedicated to the Roman Army first century AD modelled on Ancient Roman Calathus
- Exact detailed engraving true to current Archaeological and historical findings
- A dark Patina applied to give added 3-D effect ,average depth of engraving 3mm max 5mm
- A unique detailed solid Pewter Embossed Beaker 3 PRIME IMAGES 80MM TALL
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The highly acclaimed Roman historian's and author's, Dr ADRIAN GOLDSWORTHY (Antony and Cleopatra) says : THE DESIGNERS HAVE DONE THEIR RESEARCH WELL AND GOT THINGS RIGHT. ALL IN ALL A VERY HANDSOME AND WELL MADE PIECE! DR PHILIP MATYSZAK says: THE DETAIL ON THE PANELS IS EXQUISITE. THE OVERALL EFFECT IS BOTH HANDSOME AND IMPRESSIVE. OVERALL, THIS BEAKER HAS PROVEN TO BE BOTH A HIGHLY PRACTICAL DRINKING VESSEL AND AN ORNAMENT TO WHATEVER SURFACE IT RESTS ON. SIMON SCARROW author of the highly acclaimed Eagle series says: BEAUTIFULLY SCULPTED IT IS A VERY HANDSOME THING! THE REASON WHY I PARTICULARLY LIKE THIS CUP IS THAT IT FEATURES THE MEN AND INSIGNIA OF THE SECOND LEGION, THE UNIT IN WHICH CATO LEARNED HOW TO BECOME A SOLDIER UNDER THE AFFECTIONATE EYE OF MACRO! IT'S A LOVELY THING AND HAS PRIDE OF PLACE ON MY DESK RIGHT NOW! BEAKER DIMENSIONS: HEIGHT 14cm DIAMETER 7.5cm. The ROMA VICTRIX Beaker is dedicated to the Legions of Rome from early to mid-First Century AD. The general design of the Beaker is based on the Ancient Roman Calathus. This type of drinking vessel was used by the Romans to serve wine. GENERAL PANEL DESCRIPTION. The Calathus is dedicated to the II Legion, LEGIO II AUGUSTA and its most notable Commander VESPASIAN (the future Emperor, ruled AD69-AD79).In all of the spandrels two winged victories can be seen carrying the laurel wreath Crown. In the centre of the arch is the head of VESPASIAN. The base is in the form of a Triumphal laurel wreath. There are three subject panels: PANEL I. A CENTURION, his large shield with a central boss is adorned with the Legion emblems, the CAPRICORN and the edge of the PEGASUS. These shield emblems where found on the Arch at Arausio (Orange France) and deemed to be associated with Legio II Augusta. The Centurion is seen wielding the short sword; the dagger is shown on his right side. PANEL II. THE AQUILIFER, PANEL III. THE LEGIONARY.
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The quality, craftsmanship & detail of 1st C Roman Military is of a superb standard. The background detail and figures help to set it off. Including the small bust of Vespasian, Romes Soldier Emperor.
As a re-enactor for this period of Roman Military - Legion XX.vv Deva Victrix I was more than happy with the equipment detail. This will have pride of place on my mantelpiece when I'm not drinking the odd glass of Falernian from it.
This beaker is an obvious exception to that rule. Nicely weighted, a pleasure to hold. It really is a beautiful item at approx six inches tall impressively sculpted it really stands out from anything else i have seen on any museum visit or gift shop item. There are three very detailed images, one depicting a Roman centurion charging , the second a legionary advancing and finally a standard bearer in front of a formation of legionaries. Each one of the images is boardered by columns capped with high arches, with a keystone bearing the likeness of Vespasian finally it stand on a base decorated to look like a triumphal wreath detailed with a plate with the inscription Roma Victix.
So when i look at the beaker i no longer need to question the price, i have paid much more for much less in the past.
This is an item that would grace then shelf of any reader or collector of historical fiction.
The highly acclaimed Roman historian's and author's, Dr ADRIAN GOLDSWORTHY (Antony and Cleopatra) says : THE DESIGNERS HAVE DONE THEIR RESEARCH WELL AND GOT THINGS RIGHT. ALL IN ALL A VERY HANDSOME AND WELL MADE PIECE! DR PHILIP MATYSZAK says: THE DETAIL ON THE PANELS IS EXQUISITE. THE OVERALL EFFECT IS BOTH HANDSOME AND IMPRESSIVE. OVERALL, THIS BEAKER HAS PROVEN TO BE BOTH A HIGHLY PRACTICAL DRINKING VESSEL AND AN ORNAMENT TO WHATEVER SURFACE IT RESTS ON. SIMON SCARROW author of the highly acclaimed Eagle series says: BEAUTIFULLY SCULPTED IT IS A VERY HANDSOME THING!Read more ›
Just a word for the researchers and designers at Calix Imperium - I had several email exchanges with them regarding historical details incorporated into the beaker.Read more ›
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a perfect accompaniment any historical book.
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I bought this beaker as a Christmas/graduation present for my son who has obtained a Doctorate in classics and teaches at Glasgow university. Read morePublished 17 months ago by john strevens
I ordered 2 beakers for my two sons who are Roman enthusiasts. What a beautiful piece of art!! The engraving literally jumps out at you and the figures seem surreal. Read morePublished 18 months ago by phyllis teague
Like the creator of this magnificent pewter wine beaker, I am a retired soldier (30 years service) with a keen interest in Roman history particularly from around 70 BC through to... Read morePublished 19 months ago by chrisjbell
Saw this on face book and I had to know more. I've been in contact with the makers who are very proud of their product, in its design and construction. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Carl Chambers
A superb quality goblet that will be leading me to battle innumerable bottles of fine red wine. I've never liked dainty wine glasses and felt I'd rather spend on a single quality... Read morePublished 19 months ago by CJ, London
Given to me as a birthday gift I found that it reinvigorated my love of ancient Rome and it's long and fine history. Read morePublished 19 months ago by edward larter
A wonderful piece of craftsmanship representing a Roman era vessel. A great gift for special people and special events. Read morePublished 19 months ago by John Bishop