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Lucerna 52, January 2017

Adam Parker

A Copper-Bowl with Phallic Decoration from Trier,
in the Collection of the Yorkshire Museum

5

Martin J. Dearne

A Crossed Line:
A Slightly Different (?Military) Harness Mount

9

Adam Parker

Mystery Object:
A Gold Plaque in the Yorkshire Museum

10

David Sherlock

Bringing Writing Tablets to Life

11

Lucerna 51, June 2016

Glynn J.C. Davis

Bone Spatulate Strips From Roman London

6

Tatiana Ivleva

Ongoing Research:
Global Glass Adornments Event Horizon in the
Late Iron Age and Roman Period Frontiers
(100 BC - AD 250)

15

Lucerna 50, January 2016

Ben Paites

The Manufacture and Symbolism of Radiating
Designs on Brooches in Roman Britain

14-21

John Pearce, Sally Worrell and Frank Basford

Mars, Roma or Love. Actually?
A New Monogram Brooch from Britain

22-23

Philip Smither

Ongoing Research:
Romano-British Weighing Instruments

24-25

Lucerna 49, July 2015

Humphreys, 0wen and Marshall, Michael

“The same, but different”: a miscellany of ‘Bügelzangen’ and related objects from Roman London

4-14

K. Adams, D. Boughton, A. Byard, R. Griffiths, M. Phelps, D. Williams, J. Pearce and S. Worrell

From figurines to fob-danglers: finds from PAS

25-29

Barbara Birley,

Keeping up appearances: the wooden hair combs from Vindolanda

5

Gill Dunn

Recent finds from Chester focusing on finds from the amphitheatre

5

Nicholas Ford

EXPLORING SECONDARY USE AND MEANING IN ROMAN COINS WITH REFERENCE TO A NUMMUS OF DIOCLETIAN

8-10

 

Greep, Stephen and Marshall, Michael

Brigantian immigrants to Londinium? New finds of perforated bone ‘spoons’

2-7

Worrell, Sally

Mystery objects (bronze ?vessel fragment with relief, gilded disc brooch, and ithyphallic figurines)

21

Dobson, Rebecca

Ritual or refuse? A summary of an artefact assemblage from the river Tees, Piercebridge

2-4

Lydamore, Chris with Hall, Jenny and Jackson, Ralph

Nodge Nolan obituary

5-6

Greep, Stephen

Red deer at the end of Roman Britain- a change in diet, hunting practices or new industrial processes?

7-9

 Wardle, Angela and Marshall, Michael

  Two obsidian objects from Roman London (probably handles)

1-2

Worrell, Sally and Pearce, John

A selection of Roman artefacts recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme in 2012

4-8

Greep, Stephen

Some more fishes? (bone fish pendants)

13

Bowsher, Julian and Marshall, Michael

A first glance at two prehistoric objects from Roman London

 

Cool, Hilary; Briggs, Stephen; Irving, Pam; Ward, Margaret; Henig, Martin

Glenys Lloyd-Morgan: an appreciation; the life; the young archaeologist; Glenys at Chester; Glenys and Venus

1-5

Crummy, Nina

Glenys Lloyd-Morgan: a bibliography

5-8

Swift, Ellen

An Iron Age helmet from Kent

9

Henig, Martin

The Silchester eagle: a comment

32-33

Durham, Emma

The Silchester eagle

7-8

Greep, Stephen

Five little fishes…or more? (bone fish pendants)

8-11

Mackreth, Donald

Dragonesque brooches (list including PAS items)

11-12

de Jersey, Philip

Jersey: a new coin hoard (iron age coins)

12

Friendship-Taylor, Roy

Mystery object

13

Friendship-Taylor, Roy and Greep, Stephen

A Claudian pit-group of bone hinges and box fittings from a ‘military’ latrine pit beneath the Piddington phase 1b proto-villa

2-9

Mackreth, Donald

Brooches needing a home (plea from specialist who wants to return finds to excavators)

9-10

Statton, Michelle

A follow-up on the AHRC collaborative doctoral awards, with an introduction to a study on dress, adornment and identity in late Iron Age and Roman Britain

16-19

Aggujaro, Angela

Roman razor from Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham

3-5

Ferris, Iain

Images of disabled and Africans/black people (plea for information)

7

Dearne, Martin

A flagon lid from Enfield and a note on the type

3-5

Feugère, Michel

The Artefacts Project: an encyclopaedia of archaeological small finds

4-6

McIntosh, Frances

Wirral brooch: a regional variant of Roman bow brooch

3-5

Sherlock, David

Towards a typology of Romano-British spoons

5-8

Reynolds, Julie

A puzzling object from South Wales- any clues gratefully received (unusual pair of tweezers)

8

Payne, Naomi and Durham, Emma

The little horse from Chalk Pit Field, Sedgeford, Norfolk.

9-10

McIntosh, Frances

Brooch patterns? (lead trumpet brooch)

10

Daubney, Adam

Romano-British ‘ToT’ rings- some variations

3-4

Crummy, Nina

Evidence for an Isis cult in Colchester

4-5

Timby, Jane and Rigby, Val

Gallo-Belgic pottery database

5

Hobbs, Richard

British Museum collections now just one click away

6-7

Friendship Taylor, Roy (with Feugère, Michel)

Mystery object identified (as Etruscan strainer) (see Lucerna 35)

13-14

O’Riordan, Emma Jane

Small finds in the bigger picture: 3D scanning of archaeological objects for education and interpretation

3-10

Henig, Martin

A valedictory forbidding mourning (retrospective on his career as a small finds expert)

10-11

Dearne, Martin

A little poser from Enfield (possible Roman horse harness mount)

11-13

Dawson, Alan

‘Minerva’ wax spatula handle from near Norwich

2

Friendship-Taylor, Roy

Mystery object

2

Williams, Sandie

Plea for bells

3

Scott, Wendy

Possible temple site in Leicestershire

3

Webb, Dave

A patera/trulleum from Clay Farm, Cambridgeshire. Notes from ongoing research and the development of an online resource

2-5

Lydamore, Chris

A bath saucer from near Harlow, Essex

6

Lydamore, Chris

A possible method of producing barbed projectile heads in the late Roman period

6-8

Mould, Quita

A double-headed button and loop fastener from Reighton, North Yorkshire

2-6

Shaffrey, Ruth

The puddingstone rotary querns from Springhead Roman town, Kent

6-10

Kiernan, Philip

The Roman model objects project

2-3

Hobbs, Richard

Unusual silver spoon fragment

4

Crummy, Nina

A jug handle from Silchester

4-6

Schuster, Jorn et al

A late 5th – 6th century context (for a brooch) from Springhead, Kent

2-3

Jackson, Ralph

Unusual greyhound brooch

4

Hill, JD & Crummy, Nina

Late Iron-Age shears from Hertfordshire

2-4

Pooley, Laura

A gilded bone hairoin from Colchester

5

Puls, Jodi

Roman hairpins from Hampshire

6

Watters, Julian

Figurine of Harpcrates

7

Hobbs, Richard

Unusual Roman ‘test piece’

8

Williams, Sandie

Two bone stoppers from Silchester

9

Jackson, Ralph

An enamelled bronze pan from Staffordshire Moorlands, England: a souvenir from Hadrian’s Wall

10

Palmer, John

Catalogue of Roman Purbeck mortars

2-4

Major, Hilary

A pincer-type brooch from Southwark

5

Booth, Paul

Late Roman spurs from Lankhills, Winchester

6

Crummy, Nina

An unusual lamp from Colchester

7

Reece, Richard

The new Corinium Museum

8-9

Williams, Sandie

Tubular ferrules

9-11

Cool, Hilary

Brooches and moulds from Dymock

22

Jackson, Ralph

An unusual weapon find from Roman Britain

2-3

Wallace, Colin

(Portable) pine cone symbolism in Roman Britain

4-6

Friendship-Taylor, Roy

A new pair of Agathangelus type tweezers from Piddington Roman villa

6

Eckardt, Hella & Crummy, Nina

Presenting the body – toilet instruments in Roman Britain

7

Tracey, Justine

Purbeck marble inscriptions in Silchester

8-10

Minter, Faye

Strap fasteners from Suffolk

12-14

Worrell, Sally

Some new late Roman rivet spurs

20-22

Crummy, Nina

Using the Portable Antiquities Scheme data for research (using nail cleaners as a source)

23-27

Major, Hilary

The dating of Puddingstone querns

2-4

Bolton, Angie

Ox-head bucket mounts – a plea for details

4-5

Cool, Hilary

A soldier from Herculaneum

5-7

Hoffman, Birgitta

A brief note on the end date of the Cipius Polybius skillets

8-9

Herepath, Nick

A survey of Roman brooches from Cheshire

9-12

Herepath, Nick

‘Jelly baby’ mounts from Yorkshire

13

Crummy, Nina

And there’s more (wax  spatula handles)

21

Tongue, James

Seal boxes from Britain – a morphological review

23-41

Jackson, Ralph

A new treasure and a new goddess for Roman Britain

2-4

Crummy, Nina

Hunter-god handle from Yorkshire

5-6

McSloy, Ed

A zoomorphic clasp-knife handle from Gloucester

6-8

Cambridge, Owen & Watt, Tommy

The northernmost Roman brooch from Britain

8

Feugere, Michel

Penknives from Newstead: writing accessories

9-11

Hobbs, Richard

New iron Age site from East Leicestershire

12-14

Pugsley, Paola

Pasta shapes

14-15

Croom, Alex

Sexing brooches

16-19

Eckardt, Hella & Hobbs, Richard

An unusual decorated candlestick from Springhead, Kent

2-5

Robinson, Dan & Clarke, Vanessa

Possible temple inscription found in Chester

6

Grew, Francis & Brown, Gary

Londiniensium – cast in stone

7-8

Snape, Margaret

A worked stone from the vicus at South Shields (Arbeia)

8

Jackson, Ralph & Friendship-Taylor, Roy

The Piddington gladiator clasp-knife

9-11

Hill, JD

A pair of silver penannular brooches from Wheathampstead

11-12

Wardle, Angela

Ivory implements from London

12-13

Worrell, Sally

More Minerva bust wax spatula handles

13

Crummy, Nina

Other types of wax spatula from Britain

14-17

Pugsley, Paola

An item of Roman coopered furniture from Dorchester (Dorset)

7-10

Worrell, Sally

Some portable antiquities from Hampshire and Wiltshire

13-14

Geake, Helen

New wax spatula from Suffolk

14-15

Greep, Stephen

More amulets (Silchester)

15

Eckardt, Hella

Candlesticks in Roman Britain

15-16

Cool, Hilary

The Catterick Gallus

18-21

Major, Hilary

Roman decorated iron styli

2-6

Crummy, Nina

Wax spatula handle from Yorkshire

6-8

Johns, Catherine

A gold amulet-pendant from Eaton Constantine, Shropshire

9-10

Dunn, Gillian

Bronze vessels from Middlewich

11

Eckardt & Crummy

Ivory folding-knife handle from Silchester

12-13

Abauzit, Pierre

No more mystery? Bone phalluses - an explanation for the mystery widgets in Lucerna 22

13-14

Harrison, Emma

Box appeal – boxes found from Grateley South, Hants

14-15

Codreanu-Windauer, Silvia & Bartei, Antja

(Trans, Eckardt & Crummy)

Spindle, Whorl, Pot – a remarkable group of grave goods from Bavaria

17-27

Crummy, Nina

Nail-cleaners: regionality at the clean edge of Empire

2-6

Wardle, Angela

Mystery widgets – 2 unusual bone objects from London

7

Stokes, Mike with contributions from Henig, M & Johns, C

Rings and things

7-8

Pugsley, Paola

Etruscan hinged shoes

9-10

Penny, Stephen

Lead salt pans

11

Cotton, Jon

Bibliography of sets of gaming counters

12-13

Pugsley, Paola

Of Timotei and boxwood combs

3-6

Hembrey, Nicola

Help needed – mystery sandstone ?table fragment

7

Crummy, Nina

Toy storey – stacked counters from Colchester

7

Carter, Barry

Two lead bull heads from Cambridgeshire

7-8

Paynton, Ceinwen

Button-and-loop fasteners in a Roman province: A step towards a regional typology?

8-9

Pugsley, Paola

Wooden combs and niche markets

9-10

Cooke, Nick

Antler combs, big hair and the Mafia in late Roman Britain – an e-mail correspondence

3-7

Eckardt, Hella

An imported candlestick from Silchester

8

Crummy, Nina

An unusual brooch from Heybridge

8-9

Carter, Barry

A lead model from St Albans

10

Crummy, Nina et al

Agathangelus stamp

10-11

Snape, Margaret

Some unusual brooches from Arbeia Roman fort, South Shields

12

Cool, Hilary

Hairstyles and lifestyles

3-6

Crummy, Nina

A late Roman grave group from Durobrivae

7-10

Cool Hilary

Surfing the database

9-10

Allason-Jones, Lindsay

Gilding the black lily

11-12

Carter Barry

Lead brooches from Gloucester

12-13

Cooper, Nick

Mystery objects from excavations at Scole, Norfolk/Suffolk 1993-94

3-6

Crimmins, Julia &

Keally, Claire

A fibula in Dublin

6-8

Riddler, Ian

Hone News from Abroad:  The Clausentium Lamella

3

Guest, Peter

Johns, Catherine

The Hoxne Hoard – an update

4-8

Dearne, Martin

Research into Brooch Catchplate Return Decoration

3-4

Allen, Vincent

Mystery objects from Clausentium

- bone objects

6

Pollard, Richard

A ceramic cult figure from Leicester

Longer version published in Britannia 29 (1998)

2-4

Hoffman, Birgitta

Millefiori gaming counters

5-6

Ponting, Matthew

Roman Military Metalwork from Masada and Gamla, Israel: the chemistry of soldier and civilian in first century Palestine

7-9

Cool, Hilary

Panelled enamel vessels

2-3

Snape, Margaret

First century brooches on the northern frontier

2-5

Mackreth, Don

Colchesters in the North

5-8

Seeley, Fiona

An enigmatic object from Scole

12

Lucerna 10, November 1995

Wallace, Colin

Gallo-Roman clay figurines: how to find your way around the literature

2-5

Dearne, Martin

Spoon brooches

6

Wise, Philip

A fragment of Roman silver plate from Ratley and Upton

7-8

Lucerna 9, June 1995

Dearne, Martin

A burning question (Roman coal use in Britain)

 

(Later article published:

Dearne, M. I. & Branigan K. The use of coal in Roman Bntain Ant. J.75 (1995), 71-105)

3-4

Seeley, Fiona

Roman doorbells

5-6

Lucerna 8, March 1994

Croom, Alex & Snape, Margaret

Grave goods from the cemetery at Arbeia Roman fort, South Shields

1-2

Lucerna 7, April 1993
Lucerna 6, July 1992

Cool, Hilary

Introducing - Empty Vessels Signifying Something: An introduction to the common types of drinking vessels found on Romano-British sites

4-8

Kennett, D H

Introducing – An Introduction to late Roman bronze vessels and their literature

9-13

Lucerna 5, February 1992

Snape, Margaret

A Roman or Sub Roman Brooch

 

2-3

Clay, Patrick

Lead seal rewrites history

– Roman lead seal from Thorpe by Glebe

4-5

Lucerna 4, September 1991

Mackreth, Don

Brooch stamps in third-century Britain

2-3

Appleton, Graham

An introduction to the literature on Roman garden decoration with special reference to sculpture

4-8

Lucerna 3, January 1991

Jones, Christine

Annum Novum Faustum Felicem Mihi!

- Ceramic lamp celebrating the New Year

3-4

Davies, John

A late Roman bronze punch from Hampshire

5-7

Dearne, Martin

A Hebridean brooch

8

Bishop, Mike

An introduction to the literature on Lorica Segmentata

9-12

Davies, John

An introduction to the literature on Roman coins from British sites

13-16

Lucerna 2, Spring 1990

Evans, David

Column base from the extra-mural settlement at Caerleon: Gwent

7-9

Jones, Christine

An identification problem unhinged – bone hinges

10-12

Lloyd-Morgan, Glynnis

An introduction to Roman mirrors and their literature

13-18

Bayley, Justine

Castleford moulds – bronze flask

(Request for parallels)

4

Clay, Patrick

A Roman clasp knife from the Shires excavation, Leicester

5-6

Cool, Hilary

An introduction to the literature on Romano-British brooches

8-12

Duncan, Holly

Roman boxwood comb

13-15

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