Roman Plate with Fruit Seeds

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Liana Miate
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published on 29 August 2017

A plate containing fruit seeds. Ostia, 4th century CE. Museo delle Navi Romane di Fiumicino, (National Maritime Museum, Sydney Australia)

Found on one of the ships excavated at Portus, the plate was made in the Roman province of Africa (Tunisia), which became a major supplier of food to Rome in the 4th century CE. The fruit was most likely imported from there.


About the Author

Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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