Roman - Two Samian Ware Bowls
Antiquities - Roman
GBP (£) 80 - 110
EUR (€) 90 - 130
USD ($) 100 - 140
Sold for (Inc. premium): £104
Circa 1st century - 2nd century AD. Two small Terra Sigillata bowls or cups with raised feet, with the maker's mark stamp to the smaller bowl internally BIRACICII (a potter Biragillus is recorded with a stamp BIRACCI at the Banassac production site for the period 69-117 AD); a maker's mark stamp to the larger bowl internally TAVRICI M (a potter Tauricus is recorded for this stamp at the Lezoux production site for the period 130-180 AD). 67 mm & 103 mm diameter. Rim restored to smaller bowl, otherwise fine with some wear to foot. Larger bowl restored for about one third of the bowl with some wear internally at junction between sides and base.
Found 1980's near Godmanchester, UK.
Small bowl: cf Hofmann 1988: Banassac. DAF6: La Graufesenque. Large bowl: Oswald 1931: 100-160.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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