Potsherd: Atlas of Roman Pottery

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Alice Holt/Farnham grey wares

Grey sandy coarse wares produced at several sites in the area of Alice Holt Forest (Hants/GB) and Farnham (Surrey/GB), from the 1st to the 4th centuries AD, and widely distributed across southern England.

  • Britain
  • 40400
    Black-burnished 1

    Coarse-textured hand-formed black sandy wares with burnished surfaces, typically everted-rim jars, plain dishes, flat-rimmed or flanged bowls decorated externally with zones of burnished lattice or intersecting arcs. Produced in the Poole Harbour region (Dorset/GB) and distributed thoughout Britain from the mid-2nd to 4th centuries AD. Everted-rim jars, flanged bowls and dishes derived from BB1 originals become the dominant forms in many Romano-British coarse ware industries during the later 3rd-4th cent. AD.

  • Britain
  • 40410
    Black-burnished 2

    Wheel-thrown grey or black sand-tempred wares, typically everted-rim jars with burnished lattice decoration, bead-rim and plain dishes. Produced at sites around the Thames estuary (Kent/GB and Essex/GB)and distributed in south-east England and in northern Britain during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 120250
    Central Gaulish coarse micaceous ware

    Jars and bowls in coarse micaceous red-brown or dark-brown wares abundantly tempered with crushed granite, produced in Central France and with wide but thin distribution across central and northern Gaul and southern Britain during 1st century BC and early 1st century AD.

  • Gaul
  • -1030
    Crambeck wares

    Grey wares, white wares and red-slipped produced near Crambeck (Yorkshire/GB) and distributed across northern Britain during the 4th century AD.

  • Britain
  • 300410
    Dales ware and Dales-type ware

    Jars in coarse shell-tempered wares produced in the Lincolnshire and widely distributed across northern Britain during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 200375
    Derbyshire ware

    Moulded-rim jars in hard grey wares produced in Derbyshire and distributed across central and northern Britain during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 140350
    E-ware

    Jars, bowls and jugs in hard granular grey wares, probably produced in western or central France and distributed across Western Britain (including Wales, Ireland and Scotland) during the 6th and 7th centuries AD.

  • Gaul
  • 500550
    Huntcliff ware

    A distinctive variety of hand made, black or dark brown. calcite-gritted pottery limited to a range of distinctive forms, manufactured in East Yorkshire. A distinctive thick-walled cooking pot with a heavy curved rim, often with a groove on the inside of the lip, was extremely common across northern England, during the later 4th century.

  • Britain
  • 00
    Late Roman Mayen ware

    Jars, jugs and bowls in a hard coarse ware produced in the Eifel region (Rheinland-Pfalz/DE) and widely distributed in north-east Gaul, the lower Rhine and south-east Britain during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.

  • Germania
  • 300410
    Late Roman grog-tempered wares

    Coarse textured hand-formed grog-tempered jars, bowls and dishes produced in south-east England during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 270410
    Malvernian coarse wares

    Cooking pots in coarse grey or black wares produced in the Malvern Hills region (Hereford & Worcs/GB) and distibuted in western Britain during the 2nd to 4th centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 100200
    North Gaulish grey wares

    Jars, beakers, jugs and bowls in grey wares produced in the Picardy, Nord and Pas-de-Calais (FR) and distributed across northern Gaul and south and east England during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

  • Gaul
  • 70300
    North Kent shell-tempered storage jars

    Large storage jars in coarse shell-tempered fabrics produced in northern Kent (GB) and distributed in south-east England and along the east coast during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 60150
    Oxfordshire parchment ware

    Bowls and jars in pale granular wares, often with darker painted decoration, produced in the Oxfordshire potteries (Oxon/GB) and distributed across southern England during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 240410
    Pompeian-Red ware fabric 3

    Platters (and accompanying lids) in a fine-textured brown micaceous fabric with red-slipped internal surface, produced in Central Gaul (FR) and widely distributed across Gaul and Britain during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.

  • Gaul
  • 40130
    Portchester fabric D ware

    Jars, bowls and dishes in a coarse cream or yellow fabric, produced in the Surrey-Hampshire border region (GB) and distributed in southern England during the 4th century AD.

  • Britain
  • 300410
    Rossington Bridge Black-burnished ware

    Jars and dishes in a hard grey sandy fabric produced at Rossington Bridge (nr Doncaster, Yorkshire/GB) with limited distribution in northern Britain during the 2nd century AD.

  • Britain
  • 140180
    Savernake-type grey wares

    Jars, bowls and dishes in a coarse grey ware produced at several sites in Wiltshire (GB) during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 40300
    Severn Valley wares

    A range of orange or red-brown wares produced along the middle Severn valley and distributed across western Britain (and sparsely in northern Britain) from 2nd to 4th centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 40410
    Soft pink grog-tempered wares

    A coarse lumpy pink or orange grog-tempered ware produced in central England during the 2nd to 4th centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 160410
    South Devon burnished ware

    Jars and bowls in a hard grey or black ware produced in south Devon (GB) and distributed in south-west England during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 60410
    South Midlands shell-tempered wares

    Jars, bowls and dishes in coarse shell-tempered wares produced in eastern England and distributed widely in Britain during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 300410
    South-western Black-burnished ware

    Jars, bowls and dishes in coarse black sandy wares produced in Dorset or Somerset (GB) and distributed in south-west Britain during 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 40250
    Sugar Loaf Court ware

    Orange-brown fired coarse wares from the City of London. A series of wasters from Sugar Loaf Court, in the SW sector of the Roman City suggest local manufacture, and the forms produced suggest that the potters were immigrants to London, probably from Gaul, during the mid 1st century AD.

  • Britain
  • 00
    Verulamium-region coarse white slipped ware

    A coarse red ware with a white or cream slip manufactured in the Verulamium-region industry in the later 1st and 2nd century AD.

  • Britain
  • 00
    Verulamium-region white ware

    Flagons, bowls and jars in a pale granular wares produced at Brockley Hill (Middx/GB) and the St Albans (Verulamium, Herts/GB) region and distributed in south-east England during the the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.

  • Britain
  • 50200
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