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A reappraisal of the Thetford Treasure

To gain as complete a picture as possible of Romano-British Christianity, a study must also be made of various inscriptions and symbols. Toynbee, Thomas and other writers have dealt with many of these. This chapter is, therefore, devoted to three detailed studies only: Part 1, an important hoard of inscribed utensils from Thetford; Part 2, a group of lead vessels from various parts of Roman Britain, the decoration and use of which have, until now, not been thoroughly discussed; and Part 3, two (unrelated) artefacts with rare symbols from Chedworth and Poundbury.