21/02/11

Samian pot

An early Roman samian pot.  Manufactured in Gaul between circa AD 60-80, this was one of three samian vessels, all bearing a potter’s stamp, found placed in the fill of a ditch to the north of the villa.  This ditch, discovered in one of the first trenches opened during the ATU Summer 2010 excavation at East Wear Bay, also contained two quern stones placed in its upper fill.

This post is in: Late Iron Age to Roman (200 BC-AD 450)