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[1] Dish of clay or metal for meals

Dish of clay or metal for meals (fish, meat, desserts). Vessel for the kitchen and cooking, for sacrificial offerings and for melting metals; identified by graffiti probably as the vessel forms Dragendorff 31 and 32 ( Clay vessels). Bowls ( acetabulum ) were also called catinus.

 Terra sigillata;  Clay vessels


G. Hilgers, Lat. names of vessels, BJ 31. Supplemen…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg) and Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), “Catinus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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