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Soldiers ate mostly stews or soups for supper and barley gruel or porridge for breakfast -- one pot meals that require a minimum of equipment. Cauldrons held gallons and were made of iron or bronze. They had handles or rings for suspension over an open cooking fire.

ANTIQUE IRON CAULDRON image of Roman Cauldron Cooking Pot IR13012 (IR13012)
Although this cauldron is made of thick sturdy hand hammered metals and riveting, this cauldron is a nonfunctional prop replica and is not intended for use with foods or liquids intended for consumption. This Antiqued Roman Cauldron or cooking pot is made of multiple plates of securely riveted iron and measures 18 inches in height from the bottom of the pot to the top ring when extended. The rotating handle and hook ring allow for easy suspension over a theatrical fire, roman grill, or carrying on a shoulder staff. It has been given an aged antiqued bronze finish for a time worn and authentic visual appearance. A most excellent choice for theater, film, reenactment or display uses.


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Overall Height: 17"
Overall Width: 12"
Material: Hand Hammered Steel
Finish: Antiqued Bronzed Patina
Rotating Handle and Hook Ring
Weight: 7 lb 8 oz

Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.

Note: This nonfunctional prop replica and is not designed for use with foods or liquids intended for human consumption.


A Roman legion was a vast body of men who all required food. A soldier's daily grain ration was the equivalent of 1.5 kg (ca. 3 lb 5 oz), which was generally supplemented with other foodstuff. However, this meant that the total consumption of grain was around 7500 kg a day. Together with up to 500 kg of fodder for the animals this made a substantial amount of food. In military bases, units were heavily involved in their own supply. Land was set aside for the use of the military to plant crops and graze their animals. Further food was brought in by hunting expeditions. Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of deer, foxes, even bears in the scrap heaps of military camps. And yet an army was not supplied with food alone. Wine beer and olive oil had largely to be imported.

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