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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

 

New Forest (Coarse) Parchment ware (NFO PA)

Two samples

General appearance

Mortaria and bowls are amongst the most common forms present in Fabric 2a (Fulford 1975a, 26, Types 86–107, excluding 99–100). Their painted decoration ranges from red-brown (2.5YR 4/4, 2.5YR 5/6) to orange-brown (7.5YR 5/6) or brown (7.5YR 3/2, 7.5YR 4/4), depending on the thickness of the paint.

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

Plate 116: Fresh sherd break of NFO PA (width of field 24 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 116: Fresh sherd break of NFO PA (width of field 24 mm)