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Roman Samian ware bowl with graffiti

Date made: 100-150

Maker / artist: Ivnianus (maker)|Alpinianus (owner)

Date collected: 1924

Collector: Samuel E Winbolt

Material: pottery|samian

Period: Roman

Accession number: F0756

This small, smooth, orange-red Samian ware bowl is a luxury import, made in Gaul (Roman France) and imported across the Channel. The bowl has been scratched with the name of its owner Alpinianus. Stamped on the bottom is the name of the potter IVNIANVS, who made the bowl in Lezoux, in central Gaul, between AD 100 and 150. Found during the excavation of Folkestone Roman Villa by Samuel Winbolt in 1924.

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