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Description
Fragment of wheel-formed Samian ware, with decorated band around rim, and raised decorative pattern of garland of thrones or fillett.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT
Production place
Measurements
H8mm x W36mm x D27mm
Media/Materials description
Pottery
Signature/Marks
J77 Collectors number
History and use
Moulded decorated potery pieces are often depicted with mythological scenes and were often stamped with the name or seal of the producing workshop of factory. This fragment retains a portion of its rim decoration, possibly once a larger band around the rim, with raised pattern of garland of thrones or fillett. This piece may be an exapmple of African terra sigillata - also known as African red slip ware. Terra sigillata is also known as Samian ware. This vessel could have been made in one of the Roman provinces in North Africa.
Registration number
E40147

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