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The Roman Pottery of Kent
by Dr Richard J. Pollard  -  Chapter 4  page 58
Doctoral thesis completed in 1982, published 1988


Fig. 20. First-century jars: Distribution. + = absent.

 

ware flagons (see Fig. 18 and Appendix 3), and the apparently late introduction of flagons to the range of forms produced in grog-tempered ware in east Kent (Pollard forthcoming, d), provide, negative evidence in support of the hypothesis that wine was a little-used commodity in pre-Conquest Kent. The amphorae from Canterbury have been studied by Paul Arthur (1986): it will be of interest to learn whether there was a significant increase in the importation of wine-amphorae in the mid-first century A.D. coincident with the introduction of flagons in large numbers to the city. Further study of amphorae, from rural sites, would be required to follow up such an observation, and might have

 an enlightening role to play in the study of trade between town and country in the Roman period.

II. THE MID-FLAVIAN TO TRAJANIC PERIOD, c. A.D. 75-120

1. The Fine Wares
This period witnessed the burgeoning of several fine ware industries in south-eastern Britain, the most important of which in quantitative terms were, for Kent at least, the fine grey ware producers. Other wares encountered with lesser frequency include fine oxidised, painted,

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