Volume 16, Number 7
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A Roman Pictorial Graffito Tile Reconsidered
Two known examples of pictorial graffito provide intriguing and spontaneous examples of composition, giving some insight into the informal production of art in Roman Britain
Southwark Cathedral: Prior's Doorway & Stoup
Archaeological monitoring and limited excavations beside the Prior's doorway and stoup, prior to constructing a ramp, revealed hitherto unidentified 12th-century stone features
Jackie Hall, with contributions from Kevin Hayward
The Site of The Battle of Barnet
An update on the published results of attempts to locate the site of the Battle of Barnet, which have proved inconclusive, but have established some suggestions for the future
Plus book review, letter, commentary, news, and diary
On the Cover
Roman grave goods found during excavations by PCA at Great Suffolk Street in Southwark in 2020.
The complete fine cylindrical long-necked glass bottle has abraded decorative bands on the neck and body. Its handles, applied at the shoulder and neck, form 'dolphins'. Similar examples have been found in burials elsewhere in Roman Britain. The Alice Holt/Farnham ware ring-necked flagon has a burnished decoration, while the Nene Valley beaker has painted floral scrolls.
This area of Londinium's southern cemetery lay near where two Roman roads, lined with funerary monuments, converged. The burial plots spanned the 1 st—4th centuries and there seemed to be a concentration of cremation burials in the north-west of the site, set apart from the inhumation burials. A broad spectrum of burial rites was found from a crouched burial and two decapitated skeletons to sherds of a Dressel 20 amphora used to line a grave, as well as a substantial number of disarticulated human remains.
Photo: © PCA