ESS-6A1525: Fragment of 3rd or 4th century Roman glass vessel

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Unique ID: ESS-6A1525

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Fragment of Roman glass, probably from a conical beaker used for drinking. The glass fragment is colourless, small and irregular. The profile of the fragment suggests it is from the concave bottom of the vessel, perhaps the very centre as there is a central dimple and nipple. The fragment is 1.62mm thick and weighs 0.33g. Conical beakers of greenish glass dominate 4th century assemblages, however there may be evidence that colourless beakers were produced from the late 3rd century (see Cool and Price, 1995, Roman vessel glass from excavations in Colchester, 1971-1985, page 90).

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Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 275
Date to: AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.62 mm
Weight: 0.33 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Caroline McDonald
Identified by: Ms Sally Worrell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ID 4109

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Manufacture method: Blown
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
To be known as: Sible Hedingham

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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