The murrhine ware rebus

Vasa myrrhina (or murrhina, murrina) hold an outstanding position among the most fashion- able luxury goods in the Ancient World. Many a Roman tycoon would literally go mad for this precious and exquisite type of vessel: according to ancient writers, a murrhine wine dipper (trulla), such as the one broken by dying Titus Petronius, the famous arbiter elegantiarum, in order to prevent Nero from taking possession of it, cost some 300,000 sesterces.

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