Stamp number 379

Stamp No 379
form Cam 8
fabric TR 1C
excavation Sheepen
context 1927Laver
present Colchester Museum
inventory 6115.27
vr_cat_no 249
potter No 4
Die No 01A01
def N
pos C
comment Cam 8/7. TR1C - red sandy matrix; darker slip; matt lower, flaked upper. Border. Reading:- [BE]I/IIO. Unexpected that this die on early sandy TR.

name1 Benio I**
name2
comment NA FABRIC D
DIES 01A01, 01E01, 02B01, 02C01
DIE-STYLES 2 different die-cutters were shared by Benio I and Bent(i)o/Benio II to stamp import quality TN. Characteristics shared by Die-group 01A are most notably the reversed and sloping \/\, B consists of 2 separate strokes, E has a tail and O is large and round. Die-group 03A is as 01A with dotted O. Die-group 03A is as 01A with dotted O. Die group 02B has a very wide sloping /\/.

There are at least two does used to stamp a set of Cam 16 copies in bonfire-fired sandy coarse wares reading BE\/\TO and BENIO.
Die 02C01 reads BE/\/IO, P4, and the die appears to have been cut by the same hand as Die 02B01 in TN. Die 03D01 reads BE\/\To, P5. All B-group dies seem to have been cut by the same hand.

Die 01A01 - BENIO
FABRICS TN, minor TR1C
FORMS Cam 8, small platters
SOURCE possibly Sept-Saulx where name recorded on an unrelated die
DATE AD40-65
DISTRIBUTION Sheepen I & II (3); Ardleigh; Bagendon; Canterbury; Mount Bures, Silchester; Trier (TR98), Trier TN Cam 8; Nijmegen Cemeteries O, E & S, Cam 8 TR (1) TN (7); Paris; Beaumont-sur-Oise; Cologne; Xanten; Moyland.

Die 01E01
FABRIC Tn only
FORM Cam 8
SOURCE import
DATE
DISTRIBUTION Rainham Creek; relted die at Nihjmegen 28a, on the underside off beakers.


Die 02B01
FABRICS TN
FORMS Cam 8
SOURCE possibly Sept-Saulx where name recorded on an unrelated die
DATE AD40-65
DISTRIBUTION KHL; Odell; Nijmegen; Cemetery S, TN Cam 8 (6); Trier, Paris; Noyelles-Godault.

Die 02C01
FABRICS CW bonfire fired sandy
FORMS Cam 16 copy
SOURCE should be a local workshop
DATE AD 50-85
DISTRIBUTION Pepper Hill cemetery


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