Roman Finds from Skeldergate and Bishophill

Item

list of authors
Arthur MacGregor
list of contributors
F. Jenkins
P. J. Casey
D. Charlesworth
Is Part Of
The Archaeology of York [Series]
The Small Finds [Volume]
volume
17
issue
02
Publisher
Council for British Archaeology for York Archaeological Trust
Date Copyrighted
1978
Date Available
Digitally available on 18 August 2023
Abstract
The finds discussed here are from excavations of Roman levels at Skeldergate and Bishophill and from a more limited investigation carried out within the Friends' Burial Ground. An account of the excavations appears in AY 4/1; pottery from these sites is described in AY 16/2 and the environmental evidence is published in AY 14{3. The principal features encountered at Skeldergate were a timber-lined well and a series of road surfaces, while at Bishop hill traces of three ranges of buildings standing on an artificial terrace were uncovered. Unequivocal evidence of structures was lacking in the Friends' Burial Ground, owing to the limited area which was excavated.

Amongst the more notable finds from these excavations were two figurines of the 2nd century in pipeclay (Fig. 20), produced in Central Gaul, and a third in bronze in the form of a cockerel (Fig. 21). Other metalwork included a selection of keys (Fig. 22) and an unusual iron knife with gilt-bronze mounts (Fig. 24). From the Skeldergate well came an important series of shoes (Figs. 27-9), mostly of the calceus type, and a number of wooden objects including a stave-built bucket made of imported timber with iron bindings (Fig. 26). Amongst various glass fragments, the most important find was part of a straight-sided bowl bearing an engraved mythical scene and a legend running around the rim (Fig. 30), probably dating from the 3rd century.

All the finds discussed here are now in the care of the Yorkshire Museum, York.
Rights Holder
York Archaeological Trust
Rights
CC BY 4.0
Format
Portable Document Format (PDF)
Is Format Of
Paper publication
Identifier
GB2837-PUB-AY-17-2
oclcnum
4270758
isbn10
0900312726
isbn13
9780900312724
Type
Text
Language
English
page start
31
page end
66
number of pages
36

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