Stamp number 367

Stamp No 367
form Platter
fabric TN
excavation Sheepen I
context 1932H&H
present Colchester Museum
inventory C32BS6
vr_cat_no 155
potter No 113
Die No 01A01
def N
pos R
comment Radial. TN - fine dense pale matrix; mottled B/G; polished upper, matt lower. Uncertain Reading:- )( )A(I = DACOS retrograde. Letter O un 2 strokes; well cut A with 2 strokes and crossbar. 1. 1 DBRW + ! DIC.

name1 Dacos
name2
comment Possibly an abbreviation for DACOBITV or VIRIODAC(OS) P140, both common names on the continent and the letter shapes are similar. It could even be a re-shaped broken die.
Dacobitu occurs retrograde and also with various spellings but has not been identified in Britain.
Viriodacos P140 has been found at Sheepen I.
See also P242 Die 01A01 which shares the same letters and style and the uncertain reading is transcribed IIA'O \ IIH'O. .

DIE 01A01
FABRIC TN
FORMS large platters
SOURCE import
DATE
DISTRIBUTION Sheepen I (2)

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