Fragment, Tile, Roman

Production date
Circa 50 CE
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Object detail

Description
A fragment of Roman tile or brick, roughly diamond shaped, with a sticker on one face, identifying it as "Roman Tile from City of Verulam" in black ink, and "100 AD" in blue biro. The fragment is a deep orange in colour, with small brown inclusions throughout.
Classification
CH classification BUILDINGS Fittings & Materials brick
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman masonry fragment
Production date
Circa 50 CE
Production place
Measurements
L48mm x W37mm x D15mm
Media/Materials description
Ceramic
Signature/Marks
label
History and use
This small triangular piece of reddish-brown fabric, with partial hole in centre was probably a roof tile from a building, from the Roman site of Verulamium, near the city of St Albans in Hertfordshire. Verulamium was once a thriving Roman town, the third largest city in Roman Britain. The site contains remnants of a Roman forum, a market hall, triumphant arches and town walls and many houses with fine mosaics. It has long been a ‘must-see’ tourist spot.
Associated person
Registration number
H9731.2

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