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Pieces of African kitchenware, concreted together.  There are both productions with light grey patina with a blackened rim and productions with stripes and bands.

The types found on the wreck are comparable to plates-lids Hayes 196, lids Hayes 195 (Atlante I, CV, nn. 3-4), casseroles Hayes 197 / Ostia III, fig. 267, casseroles Hayes 23B/ Lamboglia 10A, bowls Lamboglia 9A/Hayes 181, lids Fulford 1994, LI4, deep casseroles Hayes 193 and plates-lids Atlante I, tab.

The fragments of pottery show – on both external and internal surfaces – a mixed colonisation with a prevailing presence of sedentary Polychaeta (sea worms), encrusting red algae thalli visible as a whitish and rosy patina, and Bryozoans. There are still visible traces of epilithic, not encrusting algal thalli of a green-brownish and yellow ochre colour.

Medaglia S., Rossi D. 2010, Un carico di ceramiche africane dal relitto dello “,Scoglio della Sirena” (Crotone), in LRCW III. Late Roman Coarse Wares, Cooking Wares and Amphorae in the Mediterranean: archaeology and archaeometry, BAR Int. Series 2185, Oxford, pp. 515-524

MUSAS Ref. No.CAPCOL-07Dimensionscm 33 x 27 x 32MaterialsTerracottaLocationSandpit in the National Archaeological Museum of Capo ColonnaOriginWreck of Scoglio della SirenaDatingMid-III century A.D.Share