| 369 Sealey, P
R & Davies, G M R, 'Falernian Wine at Roman Colchester',
note in Britannia XV, 1984, 250-254.
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
370 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.
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
Some quotes from the paper
"The graffiti in the survey, some 400 in all, are taken
from the 'Roman Britain' section of Britannia Volumes
"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
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
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
of Roman Pottery Studies
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