Roman Bowl - Gaulish Samian Ware or Terra Sigillata
Illustration of a Roman bowl found in Pompeii and made by the Gauls. It is an example of what is referred to as samian ware or terra sigillata. Highly decorated, the bowl includes the profile of a Roman man and the letters "E. O. B. I".
Samuel Bannister Harding, Ph.D., Assisted by Margaret Snodgrass, A.M. The Story of Europe: From the Times of the Ancient Greeks to the Colonization of America, An Elementary History for the Sixth Grade, Based Upon the Report of the Committee of Eight to the American Historical Association (Chicago, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1912) 99