HISTORIC CONNECTIONS

Bringing the Past Alive...

Roman Papyrus Scroll

A blank papyrus scroll with leather end piece and tie for display or re enactor use. Can be written on.

Size of roll = 200mm (W) x 3000mm (L). 

$59.95AUD plus P&H Quote ROMESCROLLLONG

Roman Slave Collar Set


A set of two cast Slave medallions based on a set used in a recent film production.



$49.95AUD SET plus P&H

Roman Bone Dice


A pair of dice made from bone as used by Roman soldiers. Roman dice were different from modern dice in that all opposite sides added up to seven.

The Romans played a number of dice games. Tesserae was played with 3 dice with a best score of three sixes while Tali was played with knucklebones marked like dice.

These replica dice are made from real bone.

This set includes 3 dice.


$9.95AUD plus P&H

Roman Eagle Standard


Hydrostone casting of a Roman Eagle. 220mm tall.


$89.95AUD plus P&H

Large Chariot Figurine


Faux marble 260mm long of an ancient charioteer driven by two horses.

Vintage figurine (rear ear on horse missing.


$39.95AUD plus P&H

Roman Style Saw 


An antique saw of the style used during the 1st century. This saw is very large at 970mm across.


$169.95AUD plus P&H



Roman Pump Drill


A recreation of a wooden Roman pump Drill as used by the Romans as early as the 1st century.


$79.95AUD plus P&H

Vindolanda Pen #1


At the series of Forts on Hadrians Wall known as Vindolanda many artefacts have survived due to the wet anaerobic conditions of the soil. These conditions meant that oxygen was not present and preservation of items such as wood, leather and some textiles has been found. Many wooden tablets have been found with carbon based ink text written on them, preserved for almost 2000 years. 

This is one of the types of metal tipped pens that were used to write on the thin wooden tablets. 

It is a straight barrel iron tipped pen.


 Pen only. $32.95AUD plus P&H

Vindolanda Pen #2


At the series of Forts on Hadrians Wall known as Vindolanda many artefacts have survived due to the wet anaerobic conditions of the soil. These conditions meant that oxygen was not present and preservation of items such as wood, leather and some textiles has been found. Many wooden tablets have been found with carbon based ink text written on them, preserved for almost 2000 years. 

This is one of the types of metal tipped pens that were used to write on the thin wooden tablets. 

It is a spiral barrel iron tipped pen.


Pen only. $32.95AUD plus P&H



Roman Wax Tablet


Roman Wax Tablets/Tabulae/Diptychs were used for all forms of writing where the text was to be of no great length. The tablets were made often of wood (though sometimes of ivory) and had a hollowed out section into which was poured molten wax, which could then when hardened, be written upon with a metal or bone stylus. The text could then be erased using the flat end of the stylus and then rewritten upon. This form of tablet was commonly used to prepare political speeches, poems and so forth. Some more elaborate versions had multiple wooden pages. The pages of ours are bound with leather. Some Diptychs had a hole on the side opposite the hinge that would allow a string to be inserted and a seal applied. Examples were found at Vindolander at Hadrian's wall in northern England and images can still be seen today in the frescoes of Pompeii in the famous portrait of Terentius Neo and his wife...his wife holds a "Diptych" with a stylus to her mouth while he holds a rolled scroll.


$49.95AUD plus P&H Currently out of Stock!!

Roman Inkwell


Replica Roman Inkwell - Black Glazed Gaulish Samianware style.

Available in two formats:

"Aged Inscribed" inscribed with original owners name as found 1st-3rd century AD.


$19.95AUD plus P&H Order#RI/I 

"New" Black glazed as originally made.


$29.95AUD plus P&H Order#RI/O 


Size 50mmH x 58mmW approx

Check out our range of Roman oil lamps on our "Oil Lamps" page.

Roman Military Diploma


A reproduction of a Roman Military Diploma and Citizenship. This is a casting (lead pewter) of a bronze plaque awarded to a Roman soldier upon retirement recognising his service in the Roman Army and awarding him Roman citizenship. (Particularly applicable to soldiers drawn into army service from foreign nations.

One plaque double sided. It is part of a much larger diploma. 
Small display case supplied. plaque 35 x 25mm.

$24.95AUD plus P&H 1



Pompeii Graffiti Research Project


A research project for the senior curriculum.....NEW VERSION!


A set of  10 replica graffiti / inscriptions based on actual items from the walls of Pompeii. The object of the project is to divide your class into 10 groups, have each group research their allocated graffiti or inscription based on the questions and prompts supplied with the kit. They would then do a group report based on their findings. Each group does a presentation of their findings, the project is complete when the whole class then does a full report on what they have learned about graffiti and inscriptions in Pompeii.


This is a new version of the previous two kits ( 5 graffiti in each) that we used to have available and is designed to combine the two into one larger kit.

The themes are: Political expression, Inscriptions/Wordplay and the Gladiators of Pompeii.


$44.95AUD plis P&H.





See our Ancient Coins page for a series of replica coin sets from Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece.

Roman Military Diploma