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ink-well

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1950,0206.1

  • Description

    Pottery ink-well in buff ware with brown coating with deeply incised graffito IVCVNDI NDI.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 7.4 centimetres
    • Height: 58 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        side
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        IVCVNDI NDI
      • Inscription Translation

        (Property) of Iucundus
  • 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 ADThe graffito may be accepted as contemporary and authentic, although ultra-violet tests proved inconclusive.

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  • Bibliography

    • R I B II, 8, No. 2503.287 bibliographic details
    • Roman Britain 1964 p. 31, fig. 15 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1950

  • Acquisition notes

    Found in 1868

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1950,0206.1

COMPASS Title: Pottery ink-well

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COMPASS Title: Pottery ink-well

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