Treasure of the British Museum: Luxury imports

Luxury imports  Iron Age, 20 BC-AD 50   From Hertfordshire, England   French and Italian luxuries for Iron Age dinner parties    Entertaining guests become one way to show off importance and wealth. Those people who could afford them used very fine pottery plates, cups and flagons made in parts of France and Italy. The objects shown here were placed in graves as part of the new custom for cremation burials.   © Trustees of the British Museum

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