The two most visible monuments in the Ure Museum are indeed Roman: the statue of Aphrodite (L.2005.10.3) and Domitia Rogata’s tombstone (2005.8.14). The first is on loan by the British Museum, while the second was presented to the University of Reading by Her Majesty the Queen in 1961, to launch the opening of the building in which the Ure Museum is housed.

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology has a small collection of artefacts from Ancient Greece and Cyprus that date to Roman times, roughly understood as the period between 2nd century BC and the 4th century AD. Pottery found in these areas usually shows a continuity with local manufacturing processes and styles. 2006.12.51-90 were recovered at the Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia in Sparta but the chronology suggests they are Roman. Our Egyptian collection also includes objects that date to from Roman times. On the other hand, oil lamps (78.12.11) and glass bottles (91.11.1) prove the impact of Roman mass-production and exports around the Mediterranean.