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The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection: a Handbook

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References

Appendix 1: Keywords and Definitions
Appendix 2: Physical Layout of Sherds Housed in the NRFRC

 

Caerleon Oxidised ware (CAR OX)

Single sample

Hand specimen

Our sherd has common fine mica, sparse well-sorted rounded quartz, and red-brown and brown iron-rich grains (0.1–0.2mm). Occasional large grains of quartz sandstone (to c 1.2mm) are also present. The trituration grits are abundant well-sorted angular milky quartz (some polycrystalline), measuring between 1.0–4.0mm.

Plate 171a: Fresh sherd break of CAR OX (width of field 24 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 171a: Fresh sherd break of CAR OX (width of field 24 mm)

Plate 171b: Trituration grits on CAR OX (width of field 24 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 171b: Trituration grits on CAR OX (width of field 24 mm)

Plate 171.1: Photomicrograph of CAR OX (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 171.1: Photomicrograph of CAR OX (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm)

Plate 171.2: Photomicrograph of trituration grits on CAR OX (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 171.2: Photomicrograph of trituration grits on CAR OX (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm)