Decorated samian

These sherds of decorated samian pottery were collected in Exeter by Captain Shortt in the mid 19th century. Over a thirty year period he collected Samian pottery and coins which were uncovered during building works in the city, and published his findings in local newspapers. Shortt left Exeter before the museum was established and much of his collection was sold into private ownership. His collection of samian was given to the museum many years later. These sherds are part of that important collection.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Captain William Taylor Peter Shortt
potterysamian ware
Common Name
decorated samian
Simple Name
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)

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Samian ware vessel