A soldier’s burial goods, from Holloway Street

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A soldier’s burial goods, from Holloway Street

The group includes decorated Samian pottery from southern Gaul (top left), a glass funnel, a small bronze lamp (bottom left), an intact pedestalled bowl (top) and a variety of coarse pottery including fragments of amphorae from Spain and Lyons ware from France.

The most interesting vessel is the pedestalled urn, which was made in Black-Burnished ware in the area around Poole harbour and represents an Iron Age style of pottery which disappeared soon after the Roman conquest.

Publication: Salvatore, J.P. 2001 ‘Three Roman Military Cremation Burials from Holloway Street, Exeter’ Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society (59) pp. 125-40.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum

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