The Lundström collection of terra sigillata
ActaRom-8° , Catalogue / 1993-01-01

Distributed by Astrom Editions The Lundström collection of terra sigillata in the Museum of the Department of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Göteborg University By Carin Wetter This study is and investigation of the collection of stamped terra sigillata sherds which is stored at the Museum of the Department of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Göteborg University. The sherds were bought in 1909 by Vilhelm Lundström, the professor of Latin at the newly founded Göteborgs Högskola (1891), when visiting Rome with his students. It is argued that there are reasons to assume that the sherds were not only bough in Rome but that they were also found there, as was, for example, the well-known Riese Collection, bought there at the same time, and furthermore that this was due to the extensive excavations alongside the River Tiber when the embankments were built. The aim of the investigation is to interpret the stamps, to identify the workshops and, if possible, to establish the shape of the vessel of which the sherd was once a part. For this purpose, the description of the stamp has been complemented with photographs and meticulous drawings. To facilitate the difficult task of establishing the shape of…