A Roman ceramic dish ("Dog Dish") in the style of Black Burnished ware (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) dating c. AD 200-410.
The vessel is a plain, straight sided bowl, of hard fired, dark grey fabric, with evidence of burnishing on both the internal and external surfaces.
There is a museum collection number"307" painted on the inner bottom of the vessel. Some pitting on interior and exterior surfaces. There is a loss to the rim which has been repaired and painted over.
Vessel similar to: Seager Smith & Davies' (1993: 234-235) form 20
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Condition: Part of rim restored otherwise rare to find one of these complete.
Dimensions: Interior diameter: 140mm, Exterior diameter: 152mm, Thickness at rim 6mm, Height 40mm approx.
Provenance: Ex. private collection, UK. Ex. UK auction house.