Tyne and Wear HER(919): South Shields vicus, Roman pottery - Details
South Shields vicus, Roman pottery
Roman pottery has been recovered on at least two occasions from St. Stephen's churchyard, which lies west of the fort and within the area of the vicus. In 1893 a fragment of samian, bearing the potter's stamp MASCILLIO, was reported to the Society of Antiquaries, and in 1904 R. Blair donated to the Society two fragments, a large amphora handle, and a fragment of samian with traces of a stamp, D------VS.
<< HER 919 >> Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 1895, Miscellanea, 2, VI (for 1893-4), p. 140 R. Blair, 1905, Donations to the Museum,Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 3, I (for 1903-04), p. 270 P.T. Bidwell, 1988, The Civilian Settlement...of the Roman Fort at South Shields, 23, i. iii