Department of Archaeology

Samian E-Resources


One of the aims in creating the Felix Oswald Database was to provide researchers and Roman Pottery specialists with comparative samples and identification aid for:

  • Identifying a samian name stamp: all of the names stamps are available for viewing as rubbings and readings.
  • Identifying samian fabrics: 27 colour images of samian fabrics taken using a stereomicroscope at x20 magnification are available for viewing online.
  • Finding parallels for a potter or a decoration. All of decorated samian vessels are available for viewing as rubbings.

This new resource has been widely advertised in various media, including the Study Group for Roman Pottery website and newsletter and at conferences and proceedings:

  • Monteil, G. and Faber, E. 2010. Les Céramiques Sigillées de la Collection Oswald-Plicque du Musée de l’Université de Nottingham, 723-9 in SFECAG, Actes du Congrès de Colmar, 2009.

Reassessing the Oswald-Plicque samian ware collection posters presented at the:

  • Congrès de la Société Française d’Etude de la Céramique Antique en Gaule, 21st -24th May 2009-Colmar, France and published in proceedings. 
  • Study Group for Roman Pottery Annual Conference, 2-4th July 2009, Chichester. 
  • UK Archaeological Sciences 2009, Nottingham 8th – 10th September 2009.
  • EMAC ’09, European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics 2009. London 10th – 13th September 2009.




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