Aspects of Kentish Local History

Finds from the excavation of Eccles Roman Villa, Kent
First-century pottery manufacture at Eccles, Kent  by Alec Detsicas
   Roman Pottery Studies in Britain and Beyond. Papers presented to John Gillam, BAR30 Oxford, 19-36

Pictures of number 17-18 sherd illustrated in the article above

   17 and 18 are two of the so-called 'raspberry' cups. No. 17 only has been completely restored, but it is not certain whether it had a second handle; in fairly thin fabric with traces of red colour-coating surviving, this cup has a very slight everted rim. No. 18, again red colour-coated, has a heavier, slightly beaded rim. The 'raspberry' palettes are of identical size in both cases (c. 12 mm dia.), but other sherds have larger palettes (c. 17 mm dia.). There are also fragments of rim-less 'raspberry' cups with a slight cordon below the top of the cup demarcating the zone below which the 'raspberry' palettes have been applied.

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