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Colchester Collection

Background imageColchester Collection: The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer

The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer
The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces Under the Command of General Fairfax, 1648, (1944). Map of the town of Colchester in Essex which was attacked by Parliamentary commander Lord-General

Background imageColchester Collection: Wivenhoe Park, Essex, 1816. Creator: John Constable

Wivenhoe Park, Essex, 1816. Creator: John Constable
Wivenhoe Park, Essex, 1816

Background imageColchester Collection: A Mill Near Colchester, 1833. Creator: John Constable

A Mill Near Colchester, 1833. Creator: John Constable
A Mill Near Colchester, 1833

Background imageColchester Collection: Gate of St. Johns Abbey, 1898. Creator: Unknown

Gate of St. Johns Abbey, 1898. Creator: Unknown
Gate of St. Johns Abbey, 1898. 15th-century gatehouse at Colchester Abbey, a Benedictine monastic institution in Colchester, Essex, founded in 1095

Background imageColchester Collection: St. Botolphs Priory, 1898. Creator: Unknown

St. Botolphs Priory, 1898. Creator: Unknown
St. Botolphs Priory, 1898. St. Botolphs Priory, Grade I listed 12th century medieval Augustinian priory in Colchester, Essex, the first convent in England until its dissolution in 1536

Background imageColchester Collection: 1. The Castle Exterior. 2. Interior of the Castle. 3. High Street, with St. Nicholas Church

1. The Castle Exterior. 2. Interior of the Castle. 3. High Street, with St. Nicholas Church, 1898. Colchester was the first Roman-founded city in Britain and may be Britains oldest recorded town

Background imageColchester Collection: Lexden Church, 1898. Creator: Unknown

Lexden Church, 1898. Creator: Unknown
Lexden Church, 1898. St Leonards Church in Lexden near Colchester founded early in the 12th century. From " Our Own Country, Volume VI"

Background imageColchester Collection: A Perspective View of Colchester, in the County of Essex. c1742

A Perspective View of Colchester, in the County of Essex. c1742. View of the town, with ships on the River Colne. From The Complete English Traveller

Background imageColchester Collection: Colchester, c1910

Colchester, c1910. The Castle. Situated on the Colne and is the centre of the Oyster Trade. Population, 43, 450. Card from The Counties of England - A Geographical Game. 3rd Series

Background imageColchester Collection: Colchester, Essex Artist: Nathaniel Buck

Colchester, Essex Artist: Nathaniel Buck
View of Colchester and the River Colne in Essex, with a description below, 1741

Background imageColchester Collection: The Roman Colchester Vase

The Roman Colchester Vase
The Colchester Vase, which contains a cremation. On it are depicted two gladiators: on the left is a Secutor, in full armour

Background imageColchester Collection: Cottage Interior, at Lexden, Essex, 1802. Artist: William Redmore Bigg

Cottage Interior, at Lexden, Essex, 1802. Artist: William Redmore Bigg
Cottage Interior, at Lexden, Essex, 1802. From The Connoisseur Vol. LXXV. [The Connoisseur, London, 1926]

Background imageColchester Collection: St. Botolphs Priory, Essex, c1806. Artist: John Sell Cotman

St. Botolphs Priory, Essex, c1806. Artist: John Sell Cotman
St. Botolphs Priory, Essex, c1806. St. Botolphs Priory was a Medieval Augustinian religious house in Colchester, Essex it was the first

Background imageColchester Collection: Roman Leadwater Pipes from Colchester, Essex, c2nd-3rd century

Roman Leadwater Pipes from Colchester, Essex, c2nd-3rd century

Background imageColchester Collection: Roman wallpainting from a House at Colchester, England, c2nd-3rd century

Roman wallpainting from a House at Colchester, England, c2nd-3rd century. A Defeated Gladiator has dropped his shield and raised his left forefinger as a token of submission

Background imageColchester Collection: Part of Roman City Wall near Balkern Gate, Colchester, Essex, England, c20th century

Part of Roman City Wall near Balkern Gate, Colchester, Essex, England, c20th century. Artist: CM Dixon
Part of Roman City Wall near Balkern Gate, Colchester, Essex, England, c20th century. Balkerne Gate is a 1st-century Roman gateway in Colchester

Background imageColchester Collection: Bronze Boar found at Colchester, Essex, Roman Period, c2nd-3rd century

Bronze Boar found at Colchester, Essex, Roman Period, c2nd-3rd century. The boar was a celtic (British) cult animal

Background imageColchester Collection: Pipeclay Figure from a Roman Grave, at Colchester, Essex, c60 AD

Pipeclay Figure from a Roman Grave, at Colchester, Essex, c60 AD. Figure made in the Allied region of Central Figure making from grave of a Roman official of Colchester

Background imageColchester Collection: Roman Pipeclay Head of Child from Roman grave at Colchester, Essex, c2nd-3rd century

Roman Pipeclay Head of Child from Roman grave at Colchester, Essex, c2nd-3rd century

Background imageColchester Collection: Roman Burial (Cremation) in a face urn, Colchester, Essex c125-200

Roman Burial (Cremation) in a face urn, Colchester, Essex c125-200. Face urn probably made in Rhineland, Burial found outside the town walk to the south at Colchester Castle Museum

Background imageColchester Collection: Roman tombstone of Longinus Sdapeze, 1st century

Roman tombstone of Longinus Sdapeze, 1st century
Roman tombstone of Longinus Sdapeze, an auxillary cavalryman, from Colchester. Now in the Colchester Castle museums collection, 1st century

Background imageColchester Collection: Colchester Castle, 1st century

Colchester Castle, 1st century
Colchester Castle, which was built by the Normans on the remains of a Roman temple of Claudius, 1st century

Background imageColchester Collection: The Balkearne gate in Colchester, 1st century

The Balkearne gate in Colchester, 1st century
The Roman Balkearne gate in Colchester, 1st century

Background imageColchester Collection: Colchester Roman Site Excavation, St Mary Hospital Archaeological site, c20th century

Colchester Roman Site Excavation, St Mary Hospital Archaeological site, c20th century

Background imageColchester Collection: The Balkerne Gate, 1st century

The Balkerne Gate, 1st century
The Balkerne Gate, the remains of the Roman wall of Colchester, 1st century

Background imageColchester Collection: Pipeclay figure from a Roman tomb

Pipeclay figure from a Roman tomb at Colchester. It is the figure of a lector reading from a scroll: Romans were customarily entertained at meals by professional readers

Background imageColchester Collection: The Roman tombstone of Marcus Favonius Facilis, 1st century BC

The Roman tombstone of Marcus Favonius Facilis, 1st century BC
The Roman tombstone of Marcus Favonius Facilis, Centurion of the 20th legion of the Pollonian tribe (from north Italy), at Colchester Museum

Background imageColchester Collection: The Colchester Sphinx, 1st century

The Colchester Sphinx, 1st century
The Colchester Sphinx, a Roman funerary monument found outside the Roman town walls of Colchester in 1821. Now in Colchester Castle Museum, 1st century

Background imageColchester Collection: Gallo-Belgic jug

Gallo-Belgic jug, which was made in the Rhineland and exported to Britain pre-conquest. This one is from a cemetery at Lexden, Colchester, Essex. The capacity to the base of the neck is 9.1 litres

Background imageColchester Collection: The Roman Colchester Sphinx, 1st century

The Roman Colchester Sphinx, 1st century
The Colchester Sphinx, from a Roman funerary monument at Colchester, Essex. It is made of Bath oolite, 1st century


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