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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


Pakenham Mica-dusted ware (PAK MD)

Single sample

General appearance

The surface colour of our mica-dusted sample is close to the hue of the body, although slightly darker on the exterior surface (5YR 6/6) and covered with abundant flakes of gold mica up to 0.5mm. Bowls are the most common product of this fabric variant.