36. Cream fabric; no grits on this piece. Origin uncertain but
Kent is most probable. Probably second century.
37. Yellowish cream fabric; greyish and transparent
grits. Kent or Colchester, c.
38. In soft, fine-textured, yellowish cream fabric
with black and white flint grits. Colchester or Kent. Probably
late-second or early-third century in date.
39. Cream fabric with thick brownish core; flint
trituration grit. Made in Kent or at Colchester; perhaps before A.D.
40. In fine textured cream fabric; there has never
been much trituration grit but a very few transparent, white and
grey grits can be seen. There is an incomplete stamp of a potter
whose stamps read TMH, when complete. These letters presumably
used two differing fabrics which point to activity at (i)
Colchester or just possibly Kent (Fabric A), and (ii) potteries in
the Verulamium region (Fabric B), this example being in Fabric A.
Stamps on these fabrics are now
Colchester (2); Rochester (2); Verulamium.
B. London (2); Verulamium (4); West Wickham (Fox Hill), Kent.
stamp from Colchester was in a deposit containing Flavian and very
early second-century material (Trans.
Essex A.S., 3rd
series, 1, p. 16, no. 7), and one from Verulamium was in a deposit
dated A.D. 115-130. (S. S. Frere, Verulamium,
p. 379, no. 39.) He would best fit a date of c.
110-145. It is highly probable that his activity at Colchester was
41. In fine-textured cream fabric with grey and white
flint, red-brown, and transparent grit. The incomplete stamp is
from the same die as no. 40.
A. P. DETSICAS,
As in the case of the coarse pottery, the majority of the samian
ware derived either from pits or disturbed layers, with a few
sherds securely stratified in their appropriate contexts. The
largest proportion of the sherds was of Central Gaulish origin,
with South Gaulish factories represented by a larger number of
sherds than East Gaulish ware.
assemblage comprised most of the forms of plain samian current in
the late first century A.D. and continuing to the close of the
second century; it included the following stamped vessels: (i) PEC(
), with the first two letters ligatured and the P