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These ancient societies imposed strict forms of quality control over commodities, and also needed to convey value to the consumer through branding.
Archaeological evidence of potters' stamps has been found across the breadth of the Roman Empire and in ancient Greece.
Mosaic showing garum container, from the house of Umbricius Scaurus of Pompeii.
The inscription which reads "G(ari) F(los) SCO(mbri) SCAURI EX OFFI(CI)NA SCAURI" has been translated as "The flower of garum, made of the mackerel, a product of Scaurus, from the shop of Scaurus" One merchant who made good use of the titulus pictus was Umbricius Scauras, a manufacturer of fish sauce (also known as garum) in Pompeii, circa 35 CE.
A vase created in around 490 BCE bears the inscription “Sophilos painted me” indicating that the object was both fabricated and painted by a single potter.
Branding may have been necessary to support the extensive trade in such pots.