Agrigentum’s stamps

Thanks to 71 different and well-preserved stamps, the Italic terra sigillata pottery findings from the Hellenistic-Roman quarter have made it possible to identify the origin and understand commercial relations in the city.
Testimonies have confirmed that Agrigentum was part of an extensive distribution network of terra sigillata pottery with the oldest ceramic workshops in Arezzo and, towards the middle of the 1st century AD, also in Pisa.
Gradually, the production of the Pisan workshops began to replace the Aretine ceramists.
There are no traces of trade with the production centres in northern Italy.