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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 pages 104
Scientific analysis
898 Krywonos, W, Newton, G W A, Robinson, V J & Riley, J A, 'Neutron Activation Analysis of Roman Coarse Ware from Cyrenaica', Archaeometry, Vol. 22 (2), 1980, 189-196.
899 Krywonos, W, Newton, G W A, Robinson, V J & Riley, J A, 'Neutron Activation Analysis of Some Roman and Islamic Coarse Wares of Western Cyrenaica and Crete', J Archaeol Sci, VoL 9 (1), 1982, 63-78.
902 Maniatis, Y, Perdikatsis, V & Kotsakis, K, 'Assessment of in-Site variability of pottery from Sesklo, Thessaly', Archaeometry, Vol. 30 (2), 1988, 264-274. Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 pages 152
1228   Marty, J, 'Cults, Snakes, and Vases', Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores, Acta, 29/30, 1991, 349-359.
exc/rel/3rd-4th
lox (snake pots)
A study of Roman period snake vases found at the Isthmian Sanctuary of Poseidon at Corinth. Two are illustrated; fragments of a third were also found. Both of the illustrated vessels strongly resemble Romano-British face pots - Cam form 288, for example - with frilled rims, a short neck and two handles, but with a snake entwined around the body rather than a face on one side. The applied notched snake decoration also has much in common with other oxidised vessels with "plastic" decoration from Colchester and Verulamium. A brief survey reveals snake-decorated vessels have been found at London, Richborough, Cirencester (cited in Richborough V), Chelmsford, Neuss, and at Isérables and Vindonissa in Switzerland (information from Colin Wallace). Curiously, however, virtually all of these northern examples date to the 1st or 2nd centuries, while the Corinth examples are dated to the 3rd or 4th.
   

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