Technical examination of painted Roman plaster excavated in the city of York.
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Technical examination of painted Roman plaster excavated in the city of York. by Rebecca E. Wetzel

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Published in Bradford .
Written in English

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M.A. dissertation. Typescript.

SeriesDissertations / University of Bradford Postgraduate School of Studies in Physics
The Physical Object
Number of Pages96
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Open LibraryOL13785009M

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