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Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani

The scheme for an international Corpus of Sculpture of the Roman World was launched in 1963. In 1974, the British Academy assumed responsibility for cataloguing sculpture from Roman Britain (to be published as Volume I of the British contribution) - as opposed to Roman sculpture imported into Britain in recent times (Volumes II and III). For each item, the provenance, present location and bibliography are listed, followed by a full description of the sculpture, including its condition, measurements and material, and interpretation. There is a full photographic record. Many items are published for the first time.

The sculpture is classified into various categories, e.g. Graeco-Roman and Romano-Celtic deities, funerary monuments, building records, and miscellaneous human figures and animals.

British Academy fascicules are published by Oxford University Press.
Some older fascicules are available from Oxbow Books.

Click on blue titles for details.


GREAT BRITAIN, Volume I

10. Roman Sculpture from London and the South-East, by Penny Coombe, Francis Grew, Kevin Hayward & Martin Henig
184 pages + 84 plates
978-0-19-726571-0  hbk    March 2015    available from OUP    £120.00
[British Academy Review article by Penny Coombe]
[British Academy Blog video by Martin Henig]
[British Academy Blog piece by Penny Coombe]

9. Roman Sculpture from the North West Midlands, by Martin Henig
92 pages + 52 plates
978-0-19-726290-0  hbk    2004    available from OUP    £65.00

8. Roman Sculpture from Eastern England, by Janet Huskinson
0-19-726140-X  hbk    1994    available from Oxbow

7. Roman Sculpture from the Cotswold Region, with Devon and Cornwall, by Martin Henig
0-19-726135-3  hbk    1993    out of print

6. Hadrian’s Wall West of the North Tyne, and Carlisle, by J C Coulston & E J Phillips
0-19-726058-6  hbk    1988    out of print

5. Wales, by Richard J Brewer
0-19-726045-4  hbk    1986    out of print

4. Scotland, by L J F Keppie & Beverly J Arnold
0-19-726026-8  hbk     1984    available from Oxbow

3. Yorkshire, by Sergio Rinaldi Tufi
0-19-726019-5  hbk    1983    available from Oxbow

2. Bath and the Rest of Wessex, by B W Cunliffe & M G Fulford
0-19-726004-7  hbk    1982     available from Oxbow

1. Corbridge, Hadrian’s Wall East of the North Tyne, by E J Phillips
0-19-725954-5  hbk    1977    out of print

NOTE
The British Academy is publishing fascicules of Volume I only. It is not responsible for publishing Volume II (published by British Museum Press) or Volume III.

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