Tobacco box - made from a piece of roman lead pipe

Made:
1854
maker:
Billows
Tobacco box - made from a piece of roman lead pipe Tobacco box - made from a piece of roman lead pipe

Tobacco box - made from a piece of roman lead pipe
Science Museum Group Collection

Tobacco box - made from a piece of roman lead pipe
Science Museum Group Collection

Tobacco box, made from a piece of lead pipe found in Roman remains in Old Broad Street, North London Railway. Presented to H. Jones by his friend Jn Johnson in October 1854. Brass inscription on lid.

The brass inscription reads:

"This tobacco jar is made of a portion of Roman water pipe discovered in Old Broad St London Oct 1854 which is supposed to have supplied the baths of a Roman villa, the remains of which were found on the site of the French Protestant Church.

H H Jones

Presented by his friend Jn. Johnson"

Details

Category:
Miscellanea & Curiosities
Object Number:
1986-8046
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy) and lead (metal)
type:
box
credit:
British Rail, Historical Relics