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30 BC – 395AD
Size: 9cm high, 7.5cm wide, 5cm deep - 3½ ins high, 3 ins wide, 2 ins deep
16.5cm high - 6½ ins high (with base)
Ex Private collection
Grain for shipment to Rome or Constantinople was funnelled through Alexandria, taxes were gathered there, and it was an important centre for the registration of legal documents or for litigation before Imperial officials. The population at its peak numbered almost half a million, and it was by ancient standards a huge city with a diverse population.