VESSEL

Unique ID: SOM-826E30

Object type certainty: Certain
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A handle from a Roman New Forest Ware vessel. The fabric appears to fall into Fulford type 1c, which has a hard, slightly sandy, granular texture, with a reddish-yellow core and reddish-brown slip (Tyres 1996, p.171). The shard is also tempered with plentiful fine mica, and occasional larger pieces of red iron ore (<2mm). The handle probably came from a flagon or similar vessel. New Forest Wares were in production from c. AD 260-370 and were distributed mainly in the South-West (ibid. p.173).

Length: 26.08mm, Width: 15.25mm, Thickness: 8.62mm, Weight: 3.62g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 230
Date to: Circa AD 370

Dimensions and weight

Length: 26.08 mm
Width: 15.25 mm
Thickness: 8.62 mm
Weight: 3.62 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 24th July 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wells finds day 24-7-10

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Wheel made [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Fragment [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Somerset
District: South Somerset
To be known as: Crewkerne

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find [scope notes]
General landuse: Other[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Garden[scope notes]

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Created: Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Updated: Tuesday 3rd August 2010

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