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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

 

Oxford White ware (OXF WH)

Two samples

Mortaria are the most widely distributed form type in this fabric (Young 1977, 56–79) and only they are included here.

Hand specimen

The illustrated sherd (Plate 146a) contains sparse coarse quartz. Coarser examples can be reminiscent of the fabrics produced in the Verulamium region, apart from the trituration grits which are distinct.

Donors

Department of Prehistoric & Romano-British Antiquities, The British Museum

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

Plate 146a: Fresh sherd break of OXF WH (width of field 24 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 146a: Fresh sherd break of OXF WH (width of field 24 mm)

Plate 146b: Trituration grits on OXF WH (width of field 24 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 146b: Trituration grits on OXF WH (width of field 24 mm)

Plate 146.1: Photomicrograph of OXF WH (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 146.1: Photomicrograph of OXF WH (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm)