HESH-567237: Roman: Vessel

Rights Holder: Birmingham Museums Trust
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-567237

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Small body sherd from a Severn Valley pottery vessel, not enough survives to indicate the form, probably dating from the Roman period (100-400 AD). The sherd is irregular in plan and profile. It is highly abraded and relatively thin. The fabric is a very soft earthenware with a powdery surface. The fabric has a number of small angular and sub-angular grit, iron stone and grog (pottery temper) inclusions. The fabric also has a large amount of mica within its make up. The fabric colour is a uniform orange. There is no evidence of a glazed surface applied to the external face of the sherd. Not enough of the vessel survives to suggest the size or form of the vessel. The sherd itself is relatively worn and the edges are much abraded. The dating of the sherd is difficult due to the size and state of preservation but it is suggested that it would fit within the range of Severn Valley wares dated to the Roman period. However, it should be noted that similar clay sources were used during the medieval period and there is a possibility that this sherd may date from this period. The sherd measures 19.6mm in length, 18.1mm width, is 5.1mm thick and weighs 2.17 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 100
Date to: AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.6 mm
Width: 18.1 mm
Thickness: 5.1 mm
Weight: 2.17 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Pottery
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Leominster (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4859
Four figure Latitude: 52.226734
Four figure longitude: -2.762714
1:25K map: SO4859
1:10K map: SO45NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Allotment

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: HESH-878771
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: ROMAN
PAS-RC07 Material collected out of grid A body sherd from a Severn Valley coarseware pottery vessel. Not enough survives of the sherd to…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: HESH-878E34
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: ROMAN
PAS-RC07 Material collected out of grid A body sherd from a Severn Valley coarseware pottery vessel. Not enough survives of the sherd to…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: HESH-0854D5
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A body sherd from a relatively thin walled glazed pottery vessel; not enough survives to indicate the form or overall size. The sherd dates to…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.