Considerations on Hispanic Sigillata in Italy
This paper collects published and unpublished Hispanic Sigillata found in Italy. Most of it comes from Ostia, although the
ware is attested also at Rome and Ancona and has been reported from Elba. It consists largely of decorated vessels, for the
most part Dragendorff 37 (with simple or almond rims). Alongside the dominant products from the Rioja, some pieces from
Andújar are attested. Hispanic Sigillata is more than an anecdotal presence at Ostia – it belongs to a series of minor fine
wares attested there in the late 1st and early 2nd centuries. It is also noteworthy that a fragment has been identified at Ancona.