Potsherd: Atlas of Roman Pottery

South-central England glazed ware

Jars, bowls and beakers in fine micaceous orange wares with orange-brown glaze, distributed in southern England during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.

Fabric and technology

Fine, slightly micaceous fabric; orange, with orange brown glaze; sparse sub-angular quartz and grog, with occasional dark brown iron-ore specks. Usually decorated with fine rouletting or combing.


The small number of vessels in the ware includes jars, bowls (including hemisperical bowls of Drag. 37 form), cups and beakers.


Later 1st/early 2nd cent.


Probably Wiltshire or north Hampshire.


Wiltshire and surrounding counties, with a few examples west of the Severn estuary.



Arthur 1978, 312-317.


Arthur 1978. Arthur, P. R., ‘The lead-glazed wares of Roman Britain’ in Early Fine wares in Roman Britain, ed. G. D. Marsh and P. R. Arthur, British archaeological reports. British series, 57, BAR, Oxford, (1978), pp. 293-356.

Distribution of South-central England glazed ware in Britain
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