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The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection: a Handbook

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


Caerleon Red-slipped ware (CAR RS)

Single sample

General appearance

The single example is orange-brown (2.5YR 6/8) with a red-brown (10R 6/8) core and smooth slip in the same colour as the clay body.

Hand specimen

Ill-sorted quartz (up to 0.5mm) is common, while the remaining inclusions of fine mica and red-brown clay pellets (0.5–1.5mm) are sparse.