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SWYOR-EC9200: SWYOR-EC9200 Unknown Vessel

Rights Holder: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service
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Unique ID: SWYOR-EC9200

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A ceramic sherd, perhaps a handle, of unknown date, Roman to Post Medieval. It is a curved rod of ceramic, broken at each end, but apparently having all the other edges complete meaning it is not from the wall, rim nor base of a vessel. It could be part of a horizontal handle, or perhaps the rim of a flange. The fabric is hard with an irregular fracture, and is buff coloured, slightly darker on the outer faces. It has frequent poorly sorted inclusions, mainly of rounded black probable iron ore, but also large, white, opaque grains, perhaps stone. It is broadly oval in cross-section, with one rounded end and one angled, and slightly rounded end. There are striations along the length on most faces. It is 29.1mm long, 19.4mm wide and 12.8mm thick. 7.25g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.1 mm
Width: 19.4 mm
Thickness: 12.8 mm
Weight: 7.25 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st December 2019 - Friday 31st January 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3597

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Airedale and Ferry Fryston (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4624
Four figure Latitude: 53.71040298
Four figure longitude: -1.30456202
1:25K map: SE4624
1:10K map: SE42SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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