'Roman & Byzantine Antiquities in the National Musuem of Ireland - A Select Catalogue' by Lynda Mulvin.The National Museum of Ireland's rich and diverse collection of Roman and Byzantine antiquities was acquired mainly in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This catalogue makes available for the first time a selection of some 300 of the finest pieces. It includes sculpture, ceramics, coins, jewellery, textiles and architectural fragments as well as antiquities of bronze, glass and ivory. Every object is illustrated and the catalogue also includes a commentary on the history and significance of the collection. Objects were acquired by donation and by purchase, and some came from excavations in Cyprus and Egypt that were sponsored by the Museum.