SOMDOR-A14431: Medieval Vessel

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Unique ID: SOMDOR-A14431

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19 sherds of Late Medieval sand tempered pottery produced in the South Somerset Region and dating from the 14th-16th centuries. All of the sherds have a similar fabric ranging in colour from oxidsed orange surfaces with reduced light grey cores to darker reddish brown surfaces with grey cores. A few sherds are reduced grey throughout. 12 of the sherds are small abraded body sherds ranging in size from 33.33 x 18.53 x 4.99mm thick (3.71g) to 14.52 x 5.60 x 4.50mm thick (0.48g). Some are fire blackened and derive from cook pots. A large body sherd measuring 62.40 x 52.74 x 5.99mm thick (31.65g) is externally fire blackened. Two large base sherds are also externally fire blackened. they measure 64.47 x 51.26 x 6.78mm thick (35.05g) and 44.37 x 32.54 x 5.75mm thick(10.45g). Another large base sherd has traces of external lime green glaze. It also has traces of pale slip on the interior surface and may derive from an open bowl with a flat base. It measures 93.33 x 51.32 x 9.25mm thick (77.42g). Another small body sherd from close to the base angle has traces of internal lime green glaze. It measures 25.56 x 19.28 x 9.31mm thick (5.20g). The only rim sherd was upright and flattened, it measures 26.59 x 13.40 x 4.82mm thick (3.33g). The remaining body sherd was from a circular lug handle measuring 46.10 x 39.74 x 6.92mm thick (33.40g).

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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1599

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 19
Weight: 220.63 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 20th October 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr John Davey
Identified by: Dr John Davey

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Glazed

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Sandford Orcas

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Agricultural or drainage work
Discovery circumstances: Recovered from spoil from ground works for a pipe line at Higher Weathergrove
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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