South Devon ware

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South Devon ware

In the late first century a new pottery centre producing coarse hand-made wares began production in south Devon. Pottery from this area is highly distinctive, since the fabric contains mica and other inclusions derived from the granite of Dartmoor, which give the vessels a sparkly appearance.

Examples of this fabric are common on Roman rural sites in Devon, less so in Exeter. A number of finds of this ware are also known from Roman London.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum