Chi conosce questo bollo in planta pedis

Planta pedis stamp on TS from Tremona
Planta pedis stamp on TS from Tremona-Castello

Durante la scorsa campagna di scavo sul sito multiperiodico di Tremona-Castello (Canton Ticino, Svizzera) sono stati rivenuti frammenti pertinenti a un piatto purtroppo mancante dell’ orlo.

TS from Tremona with planta pedis stamp - Profile
TS from Tremona-Castello with planta pedis stamp – Profile

Il contesto di ritrovamento non è finora databile con precisione, ma potrebbe essere posteriore all’ epoca romana. Si tratta molto probabilmente di una produzione padana, di cui non si conserva neppure il rivestimento.

TS with Planta pedis from Tremona
TS with Planta pedis from Tremona-Castello

Il bollo risulta di difficile lettura e per esso non mi è stato possibile trovare alcun parallelo.

Lo sottopongo all’ attenzione dei colleghi, sperando che qualcuno possa fornirmi qualche informazione in merito.

Christiane De Micheli Schulthess

Zur Abfolge der ersten Dekorationsserien der Reliefsigillata-Töpfer in Rheinzabern

Mit 3 Beilagen (A – C)

Von Friedrich-Karl Bittner

 

Ricken 1942, Taf. 10,6
Ricken 1942, Taf. 10,6

Abstract

Based on various criteria (especially the use and sequence of the ovolos, regarded as a control function within the manufactory), F.-K. Bittner tries to rearrange the sequence of the decoration series within the Rheinzabern mould-made sigillata, unfortunately presented by Heinrich Ricken without justification. Bittner divides the production in Rheinzabern into potter’s generations, of which the first two are treated here. In the center of the interest are the positions of Cobnertus I and III and Reginus I. The attached lists of figure types facilitate the traceability of Bittner’s proposals.

 Auf Grund verschiedener Kriterien (besonders der Verwendung und Abfolge der Eierstäbe, die als Kontrollfunktion innerhalb der Manufakturen angesehen werden) versucht F.-K. Bittner eine Neuordnung der von H. Ricken leider ohne Begründung vorgelegten Abfolge der Dekorationsserien der Reliefsigillata-Töpfer in Rheinzabern. Bittner teilt die Produktion in Rheinzabern in Töpfergenerationen ein, von welchen hier die ersten beiden behandelt werden. Im Zentrum des Interesses stehen die Positionen von Cobnertus I und III und Reginus I. Die beigefügten Punzenlisten erleichtern die Nachvollziehbarkeit der Vorschläge Bittners.

Tools used for the production and decoration of roman pottery

Dear colleagues,

I was wondering if someone knows and can recommend me bibliography on tools (made in various materials) that are used in the production and decoration of roman pottery which can be found in (and around) pottery workshops. I’m especially interested  in tools that were used in decorating vessels (such as tools for the making of incised decoration, and other).

Thank You in advance for Your replies!

The OCK Database

Users of the OCK database of potters’ stamps on Italian terra sigillata will know that it is increasingly difficult – if not impossible – to run this old Paradox program on newer versions of Windows.
The best solution appeared to be to find a web-platform for the database, and in 2011 I was offered the opportunity for it to be incorporated within the databases hosted by the Oxford Roman Economy Project. Unfortunately, this has proved more challenging than expected and it has not come to fruition.
Please be assured that I still have an urgent interest in this and am seeking other solutions! In the mean time, while I am still intending to make further revisions/additions to the catalogue, it is obviously more important to bring the 2000 edition back into a more usable state.