Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society

Picking up the Pieces: re-evaluating Romano-British pewter in Wilts & the SW.

On Wednesday December 14, 2022
Wil Partridge, Research Officer, Wiltshire Museum

Studies of Romano-British pewter frequently revolve around circular discussions of ‘ritual’ and ‘crisis’ hoarding and this tendency to discuss the material in isolation has led to the idea that pewter vessels were in some way exceptional.  Despite its proximity to the main production centre around the Mendips and Bath, very few finds had been published from Wiltshire.  A re-examination of several undescribed finds from the county has highlighted issues with previous studies and invited a wider reassessment.