Samian A platePI

P 22057. P.H. 0.014; D. rim est. 0.096. Part of floor and wall, with a trace of the rim; center of floor missing.

Clay and glaze as G 19.

From a small plate as G 19. Rouletting on lower edge of rim; two concentric grooves on floor.

G 168. Gray Samian A plate fragment, stamped.

P 11480. P.H. 0.011; D. base est. 0.12. About one-third of floor, with the start of the wall, preserved. Gray clay with some mica; dull, black glaze. The shape, so far as preserved, resembles that of G 213. At center of floor, a device-stamp: rosette.

G 169. Samian A bowl fragment. PI. 61.

P 22056. D. rim est. 0.21. Rim fragment. Clay and glaze as G 19.

Rouletting on the vertical surface of the lip; a groove on the exterior, below the rim.

G 170. Samian A plate fragment, stamped. PI. 57.

P 22059. Max. dim. 0.059. Floor fragment without trace of foot or wall. Clay and glaze as G 19.

At center of floor, partly preserved, a device-stamp: dot-rosette.

P 22060. Max. dim. 0.063; D. foot est. 0.11. Fragment of foot, base and lower wall.

Soft, buff clay with some mica; reddish glaze on exterior only.

From a closed vessel on low ring foot; the body possibly globular.

Closed vessels are extremely uncommon in the Samian fabric; no complete specimen is known to me.

Storage, Layer III, Samian ware—fragments of three plates as G 25-27; of two cups as G 28; and of three plates, one apparently shaped as G174, two as G176.

Western Sigillata Wares

Storage, Layer III, Arretine ware—a plate fragment as G 34; a rim fragment as G 36 (but the rim height is 0.032).

Other Fine Early Roman Fabrics

G 172. Moulded plate, rim fragment. Pis. 5, 63.

P 10170. Max. dim. 0.058. Small fragment of rim.

Pinkish red clay; mottled, red to yellowish red glaze, dull and worn.

From the broad, horizontal rim of a plate. On top, figures in relief : at center, a tree; at r., panther ( ?) r. attacking another animal from rear; at 1., vase ( ?) against which leans a garlanded thyrsos ( ?). The nature of the relief decoration and of the surface of the clay indicates that this plate was thrown in a mould. There is no trace of relief on the interior, so far as preserved.

For metal parallels to this type of plate, see: Babelon, Le trésor d'argenterie de Berthouville, Paris, 1916, pp. 117-118, pl. XX; Walters, Catabgue of the Silver Plate in the British Museum, London, 1921, no. 137, pp. 35-36, pis. XX-XXI (patera from Caubiac); Drexel, Bonn. Jahrb., CXVIII, 1909, pp. 182ff., nos. 12 and 34, pis. VIII,1 and IX,2. For parallels in clay, see Walters, Bom. Pot., M 108-111, pl. XIV; Déchelette, Vases céramiques ornés de la Gaule romaine, Paris, 1904,1, p. 229, fig. 136, pl. V,71, also II, pp. 316-321, pl. VII,5-8; Drexel, op. cit., pp. 182ff., nos. 41-44, 64, 71, pl. IX,4-5; Dragen-dorff, T.S., pl. VI,78-79 (not referred to in text, but cf. Drexel, op. cit., no. 43).

Storage, Layer III, gray ware—rim fragments of at least three large platters (cf. G 46) ; fragments of smaller plates with flat floor and low ring foot; ring foot of a closed vessel.

Miscellaneous Glazed and Non-glazed Wares

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