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251 Frere, S S, Verulamium Excavations, Volume II, Report of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London, No. XLI, 1983.
For pottery details see entry no. 252.

Wilson, M G, 'The Pottery Used for Dating', in entry no. 251,
For site details, see entry no. 251.
For comments see entry no. 250.

Frere, S S, Verulamium Excavations, Volume III, Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph No. I, 1984.
For pottery details see entry nos. 254-259.

Dickinson, B M, 'The Potters' stamps' and 'The Decorated Ware', in entry
no. 253, 175-197.
For site details, see entry no. 253.
This continues the catalogue begun in Volume I (entry no. 248), in much the same detailed manner. There are no further general conclusions.

Hartley, B R, 'Unusual Forms', in entry no. 253, 197-199. For site details, see entry no. 253.
A catalogue of ten unusual samian forms, of various origins.

Hartley, B R, 'Samian Vases with Black Slip', in entry no. 253,
For site details, see entry no. 253.
Three probably Central Gaulish black-slipped vessels, supplementary to the series published by G Simpson, Antiq. I. XXXVII (1957) & LIII (1973).

Hartley, K F, 'The Mortarium Stamps', in entry no. 253,
For site details, see entry no. 253.
lgm/vm (plus discussion of other mortarium sources)
For comments see entry no. 249.
258 Hartley, K F, 'The Mortaria from Verulamium: A Summary', in entry no. 253, 292-293.
For site details, see entry no.253.
A brief summary of the sources of mortaria found at Verulamium, and their relative importance. See also entry nos.
249 & 257.

Wilson, M G, 'The Other Pottery', in entry no. 253, 200-279. For site details, see entry no. 253.
amp bbl/bb2/obb/cgg/clc/chm/occ/glz/grc/grf/grg/lnd/lgm/ mhm/-mca/nvc/nvm/lnm/oxm/orc/pph/pff/rgd/rhn/rgh/shg/vrr/
mm = SE British or imported mort. For comments see entry no. 250.
    260 Partridge, C, Skeleton Green, A Late Iron Age and Romano-British Site, Britannia Monograph Series No. 2, 1981.
exc/set,cem/late 1st BC-late Antonine+/ggp For pottery details, see entry nos. 261-230.
Only about 30 out the more than 350 pages of this report are devoted to the site and its excavation: all the rest is devoted to the finds, which are dominated by the early Roman pottery. It seems unfortunate, therefore, that the finds reports had to be divided among three separate reports, on the material from 'The Occupation', that from 'The Romano- British Burials', and that from 'Material in the Henderson Collection'. This approach is especially detrimental to the two reports on Gallo- Belgic wares, which together are the most detailed study of these wares since Camulodunum, and which would form a newer and better type series, if only they could have been presented as a single entity. But the importance of all of the finds reports cannot really be diminished by the merely technical problem of making the reader turn a few pages more than he might like. On the other hand, a little more editorial sharpness might have avoided the inclusion of two paragraphs in the report on fish bones (p 243) remarking on the apparently surprising presence of Spanish mackerel ("an uncommon visitor to the south coast of Britain and very exceptionally in the southern North Sea"): both of the two reports on amphorae mention Spanish-made vessels thought to have contained garum or other fish sauces.
Location: Hertford Museum (& elsewhere?)

Dannell, G, 'The Italian and Gaulish Samian', in entry no.260,
For site details, see entry no. 260. arr/sts/cts/mvs
25 Arretine vessels, and a further 8 possibles, is a substantial
quantity of Italian sigillata for any site in Britain. A useful and detailed report flawed by some minor errors (p 153: Loeschke 8 is a cup form, rather than a platter~ the reading of S.2 as XANFII should be XANTHI and, p 154: the parallel for S.5, 0-C 1997d, is from Lyon, rather than Xanten - there is only one example from Xanten (h), which is quite different, and (he lists the potter in Index UI as working at Arezzo; these errors were pointed out to the contributor by P M Kenrick).

Dannell, 0, 'The Italian Samian', in entry no. 260, 327. For site details, see entry no. 260.
A further 14 Arretine vessels, two with stamps.

Greene, K T, 'An Italian colour-coated cup', in entry no. 260,
For site details, see entry no.260. pff
This supplements the chapter on these wares in Greene, 1979 (The Pre-Flavian Fine Wares from (Irk) by adding another vessel, which is colour-coated and with a floral barbotine   "This is the only colour-coated asp from Britain likely to be a pin-Conquest importation: its firm stratification and associations are therefore very welcome".

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