Roman lead water tank with Christian imagery

Roman lead water tank with Christian imagery

Roman lead water tank with Christian imagery

baptismal scene on Roman lead water tank

baptismal scene on Roman lead water tank

Fragment of a Roman lead water tank with Christian imagery indicates the water tank may have been used as a baptismal font.

The chi-rho symbol first introduced by the Roman Emperor Constantine who defined the Christianity we know of today, who made Christianity the religion of a military Empire, the baptismal scene, all indicate its use as a baptismal font.

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4 Responses to “Roman lead water tank with Christian imagery”

  1. upsidedownbethlehem Says:

    fascinating!

  2. keithpp Says:

    In the Parish Church in Godalming there are fragments of if my memory serves me right an Anglo-Saxon font. Thought to be the oldest in England.

    This Roman baptismal font is far far older. Maybe oldest known baptismal font?

  3. Richard Albery Says:

    I should be obliged if you could disclose the location of this Lead Font, Thanks Richard

  4. keithpp Says:

    The Collection, Lincoln.

    http://www.heureka.clara.net/lincolnshire/the-collection.htm

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