Roman concrete

Description
Concrete called 'opus signinum' was used throughout the legionary bath-house. It was made from mortar, pebbles and pieces of recycled broken tile.
Accession Loan No.
24/2005/4/2
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
Roman concrete
Simple Name
architectural fragment
Full Name
opus signinum
Dimensions
whole length 250 mm; whole W 150 mm; whole H 115 mm
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)
Production Year Low
60
Production Year High
65
Family Group

Material
mortar; stone; ceramic tile
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Collection Site Name
Cathedral Close
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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