Pottery sherd

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From Camelon, Stirlingshire

Postcard of Pottery sherd.
© National Museums Scotland

Pottery sherd

This sherd of Roman pottery was found at the site of the Roman fort at Camelon in Stirlingshire. It is of a type known as black burnished ware, imported from southern England. The sherd dates from between 80 and 165 AD.

The sherd has a mark scratched on the bottom, presumably to indicate the owner.

Brought to Scotland by the Romans, writing was a vital part of the bureaucracy generated by the army. Many Roman soldiers could read and write to some extent, and marked their names on their belongings.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-516-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FX 35
Date: 80 - 165 AD
Between 80 and 165 AD
Material: Black burnished ware
What: Pottery / vessel / fragment
Where: Scotland, Stirlingshire, Falkirk, Camelon
Description: Sherd of black burnished ware with owner's mark, from Camelon, Stirlingshire, 80 - 165 AD
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