ESS-F5A5C6: Fragment of Iron Age grog tempered pottery

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Unique ID: ESS-F5A5C6

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Fragment of Late Iron Age grog tempered ware, c. 75 BCAD 50. This fragment is from the shoulder of the vessel, and though does not show the rim, clearly shows a cordon. The fabric of the ceramic shows black grog temper and a little sand with traces of mica, typical of Essex clays. The surface of the fragment is orangey brown in colour, whilst the core is black. The fragment weighs 23.21g.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 75 BC
Date to: AD 50

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 23.21 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Caroline McDonald
Identified by: Dr Paul Sealey

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ID 4385

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Maldon (District)
To be known as: Wickam bBshops

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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