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VESSEL

Unique ID: LON-972D04

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A rim sherd fragment from a Roman Gaulish samian ware hemispherical bowl or cup dating from AD 69-96. The sherd has a two groves below which it is decorated with a moulded figure of a huntress possibly Diana with a quiver on her back her arm bent ready to pull back the arrow on the bow. A similar figure is illustrated in Oswald (1936:23 Pl. VII Fig. 110). The sherd is possibly South Gaulish from La Graufesenque, as a number of its potters used this style of figure on their vessels. Oswald (1936:23) dates this figure type to the Flavian period. The fragment has a pink fabric and is coated in a red slip which is abraded with some of the slip worn away from the high points.

References: Oswald, F. and Pryce, T. Davies 1920. An introduction to the study of terra sigillata, London.

Oswald F., 1936. Volume 1 of Index of Figure-types on Terra Sigillata ("Samian Ware"): Issued as a Supplement to The Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology. University Press

de la Bedoyere, G. 1988. Samian Ware. Shire Publications Ltd, Aylesbury.

Class: Samian

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 69
Date to: Circa AD 96

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.82 mm
Width: 34.31 mm
Thickness: 3.84 mm
Weight: 5.29 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Dowgate (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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