Mosaic dates: chi-rho symbols

Having been asked by a student to clarify dates, here’s something on the Hinton mosaic to be going on with:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/VfupdXVjTM6crACGDU-6uA

There’s also a freely available article on the Frampton mosaic (‘“Reading” and “Re-eading” the Frampton Mosaics: Religious Innovation and the Construction of Cultural Identity in Roman Britain’):

http://151.12.58.75/archeologia/bao_document/articoli/4_TITE.pdf

Whilst some prefer a later date for the mosaic, it has been suggested as dating to the earlier 4th century:

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=4YKrpH222eYC&pg=PA83&lpg=PA83&dq=date+frampton+mosaic+chi-rho&source=bl&ots=cgWX4mEQGa&sig=OXRDvecLJdAzjyOUsnSDsCY9zTo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=mcKPUIvsNeLO0QX7moC4Cg&ved=0CCkQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q&f=false

and mid (to later) 4th century:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/65996261/8/DECORATION-AND-THE-MEANING-OF-MOSAICS

by others.

The conclusions of David Petts’ book on Christianity in Roman Britain can be freely accessed here:

http://dro.dur.ac.uk/4836/1/4836.pdf

An interesting article on C5 Italian villas can be found here, for more general comparisons:

http://www.academia.edu/477355/Churches_and_villas_in_the_5th_century_reflections_on_italian_archaeological_data_in_P._Delogu_S._Gasparri_Le_trasformazioni_del_V_secolo._LItalia_i_barbari_e_lOccidente_romano_Brepols_2010_pp._639-662

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