Tile with incised letters of Roman alphabet

This tile contains some of the earliest writing from Devon. Along the top edge are the first letters of the Roman alphabet: IABCDIIFF. The tile was made in Exeter and used in the hypocaust of the legionary bath-house.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
860/1989/1
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Material
ceramic
Common Name
tile with incised letters of Roman alphabet
Simple Name
tile
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)
Production Year Low
55
Production Year High
65

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pila tile with incised letters of Roman alphabet