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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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Technical Details
Brand Calix Imperium
Model NumberROMAV 14CM CALIX
Item Weight399 g
Product Dimensions7.5 x 14 cm
Materialpewter
  
Additional Information
ASINB004WWNHFM
Best Sellers Rank 769,984 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight458 g
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Date First Available26 May 2011
  
 

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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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I saw this when Ron Peake (Marching with Caesar trilogy) put photos up on his Facebook page and thought, I've just get to get one. I then followed his link to order it from Amazon.
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.
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I had a lovely email from the seller and sent a long reply, expressing my delight or at least my son's delight as it was a gift for him. I don't know if I sent my reply correctly as I forwarded the information to my son. The gift came before the date and has been the subject of much admiration and given the additional information provided about its history it is a beautiful conversation piece designed by an ex-soldier. I do intend to buy one for myself to hopefully savour some good red wine. Certainly it will not be gathering dust on my mantle-piece, I will use it and admire it as the designer intended, it is packed with history and must have been a joy to create. M.R.
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By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Sept. 2012
I'm very fussy about putting any ornaments on my shelf, because anything on there blocks sight of my books.
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.

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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!
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I came across this product by chance, but it is an extremely "beautiful object". I would recommend it to anyone interested in Roman history, or anyone who enjoys a glass of wine!
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I love this item, it's very well detailed, and beautifully crafted. I drink all my wine and Christmas mead from it.
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Just excellent class and the producer actually took time to contact me following my purchase. Excellent stuff.
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No I didn't need it.However I am glad to have it - I absolutely love it. It was an impulsive purchase. I was reading Amazon reviews for the HBO series Rome, which I am planning on watching over the next couple of weeks. One reviewer gave a link to the beaker and as soon as I saw it, I thought that it should accompany me during the twenty or so episodes of Rome. I hesitated a moment with the £80 tag (including P&P). Now I have had it for a few days, I can say that the price is very reasonable.It came speedily in a nice presentation box and it is pure quality. There is nothing tacky or cheap here - I can find no flaw in it. I am no historian or collector of art, but as one reviewer said, this feels like a modern antique. The detail in the engraving is exquisite, right down to individual blades of grass.The miniature busts of Vespian at the centre of each arch, although small, are really well defined. The German artisan has really captured the dynamism of the Roman soldiers on the "fighting" panels.Because of the depth of the engraving, the three dimensional effect is quite striking. This is beautiful to view as a piece of art.Handling and drinking from it bring another level of appreciation. The weight in the hand feels just right. The deep engravings give a wonderful tactile feel, while the rim of the beaker is smooth and perfect for small sips when contemplating the nature of existence, or large slurps when preparing to go into battle! It is a real joy to drink from it - for now that has been water, chilled beer, and red wine. I think a full bodied red will be my choice for my viewings of HBO's Rome.
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.
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