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    • Broad period: ROMAN
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    • Primary material: Ceramic
    • Institution: LON

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Record ID: LON-661A71
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Roman ceramic black-burnished 2 (BB2) vessel dating from AD 160-250. This is form IIF8 everted-rimmed jar with cavetto rim and vertical lines. The exterior of the vessel is burnished from the rim to the shoulder, the body is decorated with a panel with ten groups of vertical incised lines spaced at even intervals around the circumference of the jar, eight of the groups have four lines, one has six and another seven lines. The groups of lines start at the shoulder of the vessel and terminate 30.39mm from the base. This form of decoration is also found on IIF9 but the disti…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: LON-5A8AA3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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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 beco…
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-9C8A61
Object type: TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Roman ceramic Lowther's Group 1 and Betts Die 3, relief-patterned flue-tile dating from AD 150-200. A similar tile is illustrated in Betts et al (1997:53 Fig.27a). The front is decorated with relief-patterned rolled design in the "W. Chevron" group style. Betts writes "Keyed with wooden rollers applied when the clay was still damp, before they were put into the kiln to fire. This was added so the tiles could be more firmly mortared into place." The fabric is fully oxidised and red throughout. The interior side is blackened probably due to its proximity to a heat or fire. …
Created on: Friday 19th October 2018
Last updated: Saturday 20th October 2018
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Record ID: LON-0F2C94
Object type: TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A ceramic Roman Lowther's Group 4 and Betts Die 11, relief-patterned flue-tile dating from AD 150-200. A similar tile is illustrated in Betts et al (1997:60 Fig. 27h, 11). The front is decorated with relief-patterned rolled design in the "Compass" group style. Betts et al (1997:79) write that examples of this tile "from Calverts Buildings, Southwark is associated with a masonry building constructed in 150-200 and probably demolished by the 3 or 4 cent." The fabric is oxidised red with numerous sand and flint inclusions. McComish (2015:12) writes "Box flues (tubuli) are hollow rectangu…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Sunday 30th September 2018
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Record ID: LON-7B621E
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Roman colour coated fine ware pottery 'hunt' cup, dating to the 2nd-4th century, AD 150-400. The body is a white fabric with barbotine decoration drawn on to the exterior surface. The sherd has a dark brown slip coating on both the exterior and interior, similar to that used in Nene Valley and Rhine Valley (Cologne) pottery industries. The exterior decoration is part of a body of an animal in barbotine slip, possible a hound or a dear. The interior surface is otherwise undecorated but has regular striations from the wheel turning process. Dimensions: length: 39.34mm; wid…
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-7B5C91
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A Roman pottery body rim sherd from a tazza in Verulamium Region White Ware dating to 1st - 2nd century AD. Davies, Richardson & Tomber (1994:51) write that the function of tazze are unknown but examples have been found with internal scorching suggesting possible use as lampholders or incense burners. Complete examples have a hollow pedestal base that may indicate they were placed on poles (ibid.). Dimensions: length: 48.19mm; width: 33.25mm; weight: 18.03g. Reference: Davies, B., Richardson, B. & Tomber, R. 1994. A Dated Corpus of Early Roman Pottery from the City of Londo…
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-EA7895
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A base sherd fragment from a Roman East Gaulish (Lezoux) samian ware mortarium Form Dragendorff 45 dating from AD 170-250. The remaining sherd consisting of the beaded foot ring and part of the side wall of the vessel. The fragment has a pink/orange fabric, the upper surface has embedded grits used as a grinding surface, made up predominantly of quartzite. The top side lightly abraded with some of the slip worn away. The underside is coated in a red slip. Dimensions: length: 156.26mm; width: 127.90mm; height: 46.4mm; weight: 258g. Other Drag. 45 mortarium on the database are LON-B4A5…
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: LON-D5CD0D
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A body sherd fragment from a Roman Central Gaulish samian ware hemispherical bowl Form Dragendorff 37 dating to AD 145 - 165. The sherd consists a section of the vessel lower wall and part of the foot-ring. Part of the Potters mark DIVIX.F (Divixtus of Lezoux) remains on the plain margin above the footring. The fragment has a pink fabric and is coated in a red slip on both the inside and outside which is heavily abraded with most of the slip worn away from the interior of the vessel and the high points of the moulded decoration. Dimensions: length: 72.19mm; width: 48.15mm; height: 17.…
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: LON-32768E
Object type: FLAGON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Roman ceramic Verulamium Region Coarse White-slipped ware (VCWS) ring-neck flagon with neck and handle remaining, Hadrianic to Antonine date AD120-190. The fragment consists of the flagon neck with a handle of three ribs and a four rilled rim. The flagon has a combed decoration around the circumference of the vessel just below the handle, the exterior surface has a thin white slip and the interior is an oxidised red. The fabric is oxidised red with numerous sand inclusions throughout. Similar flagons can be seen in Davies, Richardson and Tomber (1994:56 fig.46 No.251-253…
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-84FF0A
Object type: AMPHORA
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A fragment of Roman amphora handle from an amphora dating from the second century. The handle is probably from Dressel 20 amphora which would have been large and globular with cylindrical handles and a prominent beaded or angular rim. The amphora would have probably contained olive oil and was produced in the Baetica region of Spain. The fabric is light pink throughout. Dimensions: length: 140.23mm; width: 58.90mm; thickness: 40.86mm; weight: 438g. References: Callender, M. H., 1950. Roman Alviphorae, Durham theses, Durham University. Birley A. R., 2003. The Excavations of 2001-2002…
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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