Canteens

Roman -> Canteens


$75.00 (cork included)

Comes with Jute Net Bag

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for Water Vessel Instructions and Care

HOW to MAKE YOUR OWN BAG:

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Water Bottle for Soldier’s Kit

HOLDS appx. 400 mls. 

Stone burnished

Size: 8″ tall (20cm)

Weighs about 2 lb (920 grams) when full, and about 520 grams when empty. The natural clay body will keep water cool on hot days.

  All bottles come clear-glazed inside, but can be coated with beeswax instead for no extra charge.   Comes with cork.  Most regular wine corks will fit as well.

Easy to clean and care for- these are so much better than smelly leather pouches or gourds!

Special thanks to Leon Delgado of Legio XXIV Media Atlantia for thinking of making a clay water bottle instead of using plastic ones!

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Right and center: Sensei Phil Perez of

Legio III Cyrenaica

RM 1016(Net Bag Only)

$25.00

 (Net bag only)

Net Bags (hemp or Jute)

 Now available for folks that don’t have the time or inclination to make their own.  These are handmade from hemp rope, in house.  They are removable, and come with plenty of extra rope so that a shoulder strap can be made to the length desired by simply braiding the ends and tying them in the middle.

Special thanks to Verena Mullins (left, blue dress), who so graciously showed us how to make the net bags.


RM 1017

 $110.00 (cork included)

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for Water Vessel Instructions and Care

Mazarron Roman Mines Canteen
 Reproduction 

HOLDS appx.850 mls.  (about 30 ounces)

Weighs about 3.12 lb (1710 grams) when full, and about 1 lb 14 oz (860 grams) when empty.

This is a full scale reproduction based on the piece pictured below.  The inside is coated with beeswax, and is fully watertight.

NET COVERING

 Now available for folks that don’t have the time or inclination to make their own.  These are handmade from hemp rope in house. 

This is NOT removable, and must be ordered ahead of time, as it is woven directly on the canteen.  Comes with an extra-long shoulder strap, that can be trimmed down if needed.

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Special thanks to Adrian Wink

(Marcus Ulpius Peronis,
COH I BATAVORVM MCRPF )  of the UK for providing photos and information.

The original was found along with an esparto grass canteen cover, in the Mazarron Roman mines, in Spain. A common canteen shape apparently. (Except in Britain) from the early second century context.

The thickness I would guess would be around 6-7mm for the main body of the vessel and around 5mm for the neck/rim.

The diameter of the vessel is 180mm (appx 7 inches)
The depth is in the region of 60mm (appx 2.5 inches)

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