SIGILLATA-STEMPEL UIT WINSUM (FR.)
The small village of Winsum in the province of Friesland has long been known for a number of early Roman finds discovered in the late 19th century. In 1997 an excavation brought to light new finds dating to the early Roman period. One of the finds is a small fragment of terra sigillata with a 'Thyrsus' stamp on it. Although very small and incomplete, the stamp can be dated to the Augustan period. This and other finds from Winsum, like terra sigillata with a stamp of Ateius, suggest that the start of the Roman military actions on the northern coast, which according to the ancient historians started with the campaigns of Drusus in 12/11 BC, may be documented by archaeological finds.