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Vine St Leicester Roman Townhouse Roman Roof Slates Craftworking

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posted on 2023-08-08, 11:04 authored by ULAS

  

Group of 3 images, Vine St excavations, roof slates from the Roman townhouse, with craftworking and manufacturer’s marks:

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Image of Vine St excavations finds. Roman Swithland slates dressed for roofing, and with nail-holes showing. Left showing squared out area marked on the underside, corresponding to the portion of the upper surface visible when in place on a roof.

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Image of Vine St excavations find. Roman Swithland slate (detail) dressed for roofing, and with nail-holes showing. Squared out area marked on the underside, corresponding to the portion of the upper surface visible when in place on a roof.

VineSt_RomanSlateIndustry3.jpg

Image of Vine St excavations finds. Roman Swithland slates dressed for roofing, and with nail-holes showing. Showing detail of original layout of these diamond-shaped roof slates.

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