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Sherds

Our Sherds

What are sherds? Sherds are small fragments of broken pottery and other materials. They are not complete objects.

The collection of sherds in the Museum of Classical Archaeology numbers some 10,000 small finds – including sherds of Greek and Roman pottery, glass, marble and other materials. They are primarily a research and teaching collection and are not normally on display to the public. Especially important is the collection of terra sigillata from Romano-British Lincoln – but the sherds also include examples of earlier Greek pottery and finds from the length and breadth of the Graeco-Roman world, broadly defined.

 

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