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Pottery ink-well in buff ware with brown coating with deeply incised graffito IVCVNDI NDI.
Diameter: 7.40 centimetres
Height: 58 millimetres
- Curator's comments
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.
Roman Britain, 1st-3rd centuries AD
The graffito may be accepted as contemporary and authentic, although ultra-violet tests proved inconclusive.
- On display (G49/dc2)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Found in 1868
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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