LON-5A8AA3: A base sherd from a Roman Central Gaulish Lezoux samian ware plate/bowl, possibly Form Drag 18 or Drag 31 dating to AD160-200.

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Unique ID: LON-5A8AA3

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A base sherd from a Roman Central Gaulish Lezoux samian ware plate/bowl, possibly Form Drag 18 or Drag 31 dating to AD160-200. The remaining sherd consists of part of the base of the vessel. The centre of the base rises into a cone with a maker's stamp [G]ENITORF impressed across the top of the cone at the centre of the interior of the vessel. This is the stamp of the potter Genitor II, who was working in Lezoux from AD 160-200. The fragment has a pink fabric and is coated in a red slip on both the inside and outside,the vessel has been subjected to heat and areas of the slip have become a dark red colour. Similar examples are illustrated in Oswald & Pryce (1920 PL XLVI).

Dimensions: length: 42.10mm; width: 42.51mm; weight: 10.28g.

Webster (1996:33) writes "The form is transitional between a plate and a bowl. In 18/31 the angle between the wall and the floor is shallower than in 18 but still present. The floor rises in the centre but less markedly than in 31 and 31R."

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

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

Webster, P. 1996. Roman Samian Pottery in Britain. Practical Handbook in Archaeology 13. Council for British Archaeology, York.

Class: Samian Ware
Sub class: Dragendorff form 18 or 31
Inscription: [G]ENITORF

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 160
Date to: Exactly AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.1 mm
Width: 42.51 mm
Thickness: 8.47 mm
Weight: 10.28 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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

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