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:

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’):

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

and mid (to later) 4th century:

by others.

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

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

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