KENT-D4D178: KENT-D4D178: Early Medieval Anglo-Saxon Vessel Sherd

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VESSEL

Unique ID: KENT-D4D178

Object type certainty: Certain
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Pottery sherd, probably from a vessel of Anglo-Saxon date. The sherd has a red-brown buff surface, while the body is grey with white crushed shell inclusions. The sherd is a rim fragment with worn breaks on three edges. The sherd is rectangular in shape, with a slight convex curve on the outside edge, see drawing (sherd number 3). The rim appears to be folded over, giving an oval section. There is no decoration on the sherd. The sherd measures 33mm by 32mm at the widest points. As the find has been identified from a photograph, the thickness of the rim is unknown. Found with nine other sherds, four of which are believed to be from the same vessel; see records KENT-D4A887, KENT-D4C866, KENT-D4D682 and KENT-D4DBE5. The relation of these sherds to each other can be seen on the attached drawing.

Notes:

Find identified from a photograph and drawing.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33 mm
Width: 32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 9th September 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Materials and construction

Primary material: Pottery
Secondary material: Shell or Coral
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Lenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9151
Four figure Latitude: 51.226228
Four figure longitude: 0.73406
1:25K map: TQ9151
1:10K map: TQ95SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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Find number: KENT-D4C866
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Find number: KENT-D4D682
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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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