HESH-059155: Post Medieval: Vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-059155

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Body sherd from a pottery vessel, not enough survives to indicate the form, probably dating from the post medieval period (1550-1700). The sherd is sub-rectangular in both plan and profile. The fabric is a relatively hard fired earthen ware with a number of small angular and sub-angular grit, grog (pottery temper) iron stone and quartz inclusions. The fabric colour is a uniform mid orange red. Glaze has been applied to the external face of the sherd. This glaze is a mid brown yellow colour and is slightly translucent – as the colour of the fabric shows through. The glaze itself is relatively unusual in that a number of areas of pitting are present and this is usually associated with a salt glaze. Not enough of the vessel survives to suggest the size or form of the vessel, and the sherd itself is particularly plough worn and abraded. The dating of the sherd is difficult due to the size but the presence of a salt glaze would suggest a post medieval date. The sherd measures 24.6mm in length, 19.4mm width, is 5.9mm thick and weighs 4.07 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1550
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.6 mm
Width: 19.4 mm
Thickness: 5.9 mm
Weight: 4.07 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Dinedor

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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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