Brislington Community Museum

Roman pottery

Roman pottery
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The fabric of this potsherd of Roman coarseware is very sandy, and includes innumerable tiny glittering specks that, although they don't show well in photographs, give an element of elegance and charm to this otherwise crude pottery. The edges of this sherd are very abraded, and prevents identification of its type, but it may be from the long, narrow neck of a flagon. The left-hand image is the interior (concave) surface, the right-hand is the exterior.

This exhibit underlines the idea that the more boring a piece of pottery looks - the more interesting its story is likely to be.

Material: ceramic

Period: Romano-British

Find spot: Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol. ST 612710

Exhibit contributed by Ken Taylor

Text written by Ken Taylor, in 2011

Photographer: Ken Taylor

Acquisition number: 110618a6

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