Diameter: 7.500 cm
Height: 5.800 cm
Gift of L.J.E. Hooper
P&EE 1950 2-6 1
Prehistory and Europe
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.