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369 Sealey, P R & Davies, G M R, 'Falernian Wine at Roman Colchester', note in Britannia XV, 1984, 250-254.
exc,col/mjc,wlt/c 43-l50/usf
A note on a red painted inscription, FAL LOLL, on a Dr 2-4 amphora found in Insula XVIII in 1935 (presumably unstratified). Although this inscription has been published in previous reports this erudite paper realises the significance of the find in two respects. Firstly, it offers evidence that one of the most famous Italian wines was consumed at Colchester and secondly, it is the only example with 'unequivocal epigraphic evidence for Falemian wine in the northern provinces. The paper contains an informative account of the Falemian wine industry and useful discussion on the dating of Dr 2-4 amphorae.
Location: Colchester & Essex Museum, Acc. No. Colem 1939.301

Welsby, D A, 'Pottery Production at Eskdale in the Second Century', Britannia XVI, 1985, 127-140. 
bbl/7 local fabrics/lom
A report of considerable importance not only for its type series of wares associated with kilns in close proximity to Hadrian's Wall, but also for its useful discussion of the present state of understanding of pottery production along the western end of the wall in the Hadrianic and Antonine periods.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 3, 1990 pages 109-10
Richard Pollard & (*) R P Symonds
563Evans, J, 'Graffiti and the evidence of literacy and portray use in Roman Britain', Archaeol J 144 (for 1987), 1988, 191-204.
syn/(all site types)/lst-4th
"The distribution of graffiti is examined and conclusions drawn about varying levels of literacy on different types of site. The pattern established provides a contrast with the evidence from monumental inscriptions and gives new information about the use of pottery in Roman Britain" (author's abstract).
Some quotes from the paper 
"The graffiti in the survey, some 400 in all, are taken from the 'Roman Britain' section of Britannia Volumes 1-4".
"The study has suggested that there are few regional variations in the use of graffiti but considerable variations depending upon class of site... It is clear that pottery was regarded as an item of intrinsic worth".
"There seems no evidence of decline in basic literacy in the later Roman period".

*564 Frere, S S, with a contribution by B R Hartley ('The 
Samian'), 'Brandon Camp, Herefordshire', Britannia XVIII, 1987, (49- 92), 80-92. Pottery examined by Donald Bailey ('The Lamp'), A C Anderson ('The Other Pottery'), K F Hartley ('Mortaria'), D P S Peacock ('Amphorae') and E L Morris ('Iron Age Pottery').
The description of the site and the composition of the pottery shows that this was an interesting body of material. It would have been more interesting if it could have been published in a form which made it more easily comparable with material from similarly-dated deposits. Martin Millett attempts comparisons
    with three assemblages of almost precisely the same date in the paper which follows this one in the same volume (see entry no. 566 below), but the style of presentation here, a sort of type series with lists of descriptions, does not lend itself easily to quantified comparative studies. A table or two would have helped.
Location: not given

565Fulford, M G, 'Byzantium and Britain: a Mediterranean perspective on Post-Roman Imports in Western Britain and Ireland', Medieval Archaeol 33, 1989, 1-6.
amp/ars/Phocaean Red Slipped ware
This paper contrasts post-Roman imports from western Britain and Ireland (dominated by E Mediterranean vessels) with W Mediterranean assemblages, to make a strong case for direct contacts between these islands and the Byzantine world of the late 5th-mid 6th centuries, AD.

*566 Millett, M, 'Boudicca, the first Colchester Potters' Shop, and the dating of Neronian Samian', Britannia XVIII, 1987,93-123.
syn/mjc,destruction levels/Claudian-Neronian
Abstracted from the author's D.Phil. thesis, this is a detailed comparison of the samian in Boudiccan destruction levels principally at Colchester, Verulamium and London. The objective of the study was to try to discover to what extent

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5 1992 pages 1113/6

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