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Pottery ink-well


Diameter: 7.500 cm
Height: 5.800 cm

Gift of L.J.E. Hooper

P&EE 1950 2-6 1

Prehistory and Europe

    Pottery ink-well

    Roman Britain, 1st-3rd centuries AD
    Found in Cannon Street, London

    The pottery ink-well is inscribed with its owner's name, Iucundus. Ink-wells like this were common in Gaulish samian ware; this is an example of coarse ware.

    The ink was made up using one part of gum water to three parts carbon black.




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