SOM-FEBCF6: Roman Samian Ware Vessel

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Six sherds of undecorated samian ware pottery of probable early Roman date. Five of the sherds are body sherds and the other is a rim sherd with an external bead from a bowl. The fabric is a mid pinkish-orange and four of the sherds have traces of an brownish-orange slip on some surfaces. Total weight: 7.8g

Class: Samian Ware

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 199

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 6
Weight: 7.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 27th June 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 021437

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Moulded
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Slipped

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
To be known as: Mells

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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