black-burnished ware

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A standard range of culinary vessel‐forms manufactured in two different fabrics and widely imitated. BB1 (black‐burnished ware Category 1) was black, gritty, hand made, mainly in Dorset, and widely distributed from c.ad 120 to the late 4th century ad. BB2 (black‐burnished ware Category 2) was greyer and finer, with a silvery finish, wheel‐thrown in the Thames Estuary area, and widely exported from c.ad 140 to the mid 3rd century ad.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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