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Group portrait with the Jubilee Pot, Silchester

Photograph by F. Mason Good - 1897

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Group of excavators with the Jubliee Pot

The large pot in the wheelbarrow was found on the day of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and named the Jubilee Pot. The portrait shows Society of Antiquaries excavators; T. Broadhurst, Ted Smith, A. Hath, W. Yates, G. Lambden, Will Smith, A. Bushell, T. Lambert, J. Ward, A. Groves, T. Leadbetter, Mick, D. West, B. Piggot and seated G.E. Fox, W.H. St. John Hope and L.R. Mill Stephenson.

The Museum's archive of over 600 photographs documents the early excavations at the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, near Silchester in Hampshire. These images record the excavations from the time of Revd J. G. Joyce, who worked on the site from 1864 to 1878, to the completion of the major work by the Society of Antiquaries, who uncovered the town between 1890 and 1909.

Museum object number REDMG : 2002.34.109

See related topic: Silchester Excavation Photographs