TEXTILES FROM A ROMAN LEAD COFFIN BURIAL, FROM ALINGTON AVENUE, NR. DORCHESTER.

Author(s): E Crowfoot

Textile fragments on bones in a Lead Coffin burial come from a man's garment of one of the traditional Roman patterns. The fine fragments of wool from the decoration (clavi), dyed with true purple (shellfish purple) indicate a high-quality Mediterranean import, and the burial of a person of importance. To be used in conjunction with AML Report 4956, "Dye Tests on Textile Samples from Allington Avenue, Dorchester", by Penelope Walton.

Report Number:
57/1987
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
3
Keywords:
Animal Fibre Animal Remains Dye Textile

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