Roman feast gear found in London well

A 4th century banqueting set which once belonged to a rich Roman family was discovered recently in a well during excavation in London. The set included 19 metal vessels. (photos)

The matching set of copper and lead alloy dishes date from between 330 and 380 C.E. and includes three nesting bowls, buckets, a cauldron, jugs and a ladle. Archaeologist Chris Jarrett was astounded to find the "unprecedented" artifacts in August during a dig at Drapers’ Gardens in London.