Bowl (Piece)

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From Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Bowl (Piece).
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Bowl (Piece)

This piece of a samian ware bowl was found during excavations at the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was used sometime between 140 and 180 AD.

The bowl is decorated with a scene showing a man on horseback with a lance hunting a stag. The manufacturer's name 'CINNAMI' is stamped on the bowl.

Roman soldiers enjoyed hunting and fishing for sport. Hunting scenes are depicted on various Roman objects.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-383-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 1325
Date: Between 140 and 180 AD
Material: Samian ware; decorated with a galloping horseman and stag; stamped
What: Pottery / bowl / fragment
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Fragment of a bowl of Samian ware decorated with a man hunting a stag, stamped to indicate manufacturer, from Newstead
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead. Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, pp 224, 225, fig. 7. 
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