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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

 

Central Gaulish (Cream) Colour-coated ware 2 (CNG CC 2)

Four samples

General appearance

These sherds generally have a dark slip, orange-brown (5YR 3/3), red-brown (2.5YR 6/6–5/6), brown to brown-black (5YR 2.5/1, 2.5Y 4/1–3/1), sometimes with a slightly purple cast. Where thinner, the slip appears orange (2.5YR 6/6–6/8, 5YR 6/6) or pink (2.5YR 5/4). Frequently they are slightly rough to the touch, even where slipped.

Hand specimen

Of the available samples, roughcasting consists of either clay pellets, generally 1.0–2.0mm; or mixed clay pellets and quartz, where quartz is frequently 0.5mm.

Donors

Chichester District Museum; Department of Prehistoric & Romano-British Antiquities, The British Museum; Museum of London

See the related record on the Atlas of Roman Pottery on the Potsherd website

Plate 38: Fresh sherd break of CNG CC 2 (width of field 24 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 38: Fresh sherd break of CNG CC 2 (width of field 24 mm)

Plate 38.1: Photomicrograph of CNG CC 2 (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 38.1: Photomicrograph of CNG CC 2 (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm)