Kempe, Alfred John - Artist
One of several Roman Mortars found at St. Michael's Crooked Lane
Light coloured earthen ware very hard and compact.
Pestle also earthen ware 'Pishilli's frumentum conterito. Columella
Diameter of the Mortar 14 Inches
Thickness ½ an inch
Potters mark on one of the Mortars
These vesels were most probably used for the [illegible] of Corn.
Reference (free text)
Alfred John Kempe, 'An Account of Various Roman Antiquities Discovered on the Site of the Church of St Michael, Crooked Lane, and in Eastcheap, in Forming the Northern Approaches of the New London Bridge', Archaeologia 24 (1832): 190-202.
Illustrations, figs. 2, 3, 4, and 5, pl. XLIV, between pp. 202 and 203.