Roman Legionary Cuboid Terracotta Brick Block Stamped, 1st Century AD.
Roman Legionary Cuboid Terracotta Brick Block Stamped "LEG I ITA" (Legio I Italica), The First Italian Legion, 1st Century AD.
It has long since been said Rome was not built in a day, and in many instances, Rome was built brick by brick.
Considering how long some Roman structures have survived, Roman bricks have shown to be durable.
Bricks were made by heating clay into bricks of a variety of sizes. Different sizes were produced in order to accommodate the engineering plans required to build different structures.
Squares, rectangles, triangles, round, and even oblong shapes were employed. The clay would be shaped while it was soft and then heated to solidify the shape.
A stamp of approval was placed on bricks upon completion. This stamp came in the form of the seal of the legion responsible for the oversight of the brick making. This enhanced the quality of the brick construction since the legion would personally attest to its value.
Item Code - CER2D426TA
Width: 7 1/4" Height: 7 1/4" Depth: 3 3/4" Weight: 4.536 kg
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