Fifteen fragments, some joining, of form 37, CG. This is one of four, or possibly five, bowls from Camelon with the same uncommon ovolo. All the sherds are eroded, but all the fabrics are similar, if not identical, with the exception of no. 535. This particular bowl has a shallow zone of decoration, with panels separated by (alternate ?) beaded and astragalus borders. Alternate panels have a band of trifid motifs (Rogers G154) at the bottom of the decoration. Three panels (one, or perhaps all, with the band of trifid motifs, below) have a stag facing left (D 869 variant) and the same motif impressed randomly in the background. Two other panels have spirals, perhaps impressed or inscribed in the mould at random. Two joining sherds (no. 284) which may belong to this bowl have a lion to right (D 740 ?). No. 340 may also belong. A range c. AD 130-150 should cover the possibilities.
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