IOW-5EE7E3: Base sherd of a ceramic vessel of Late Medieval date, probably the second half of the fifteenth century (AD 1450 – AD 1500).

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VESSEL

Unique ID: IOW-5EE7E3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Base sherd of a ceramic vessel of Late Medieval date, probably the second half of the fifteenth century (AD 1450 – AD 1500). The breaks are old. Length 47mm, width 65mm and 9mm thick. Weight 45.79g.

The sherd is a fragment of the base of a vessel, possibly a jar. Thje outer face has has five thumbed or fingered impressions known as "pie-crust" decoration. The wall of the vessel flares outwards and there is a recessed area on the underside at the outer edge indicating that the vessel had a convex or sagging base. The fabric is yelowish red (Munsell Color 5YR 5/6) with an inner grey core and is heavily tempered with medium/fine white sand. There is no indication that the vessel was glazed. It can be estimated that, when complete, the outer diameter of the base would have been about 19cm.

Notes:

The fabric of this sherd is similar to the fabric of locally produced wares from Knighton (Fennelly 1970, 97-110).

Class: Base

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47 mm
Width: 65 mm
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 45.79 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 4th May 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2005-147-7

Materials and construction

Primary material: Pottery
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Chale Parish

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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