CORN-828078: Late Iron Age / Romano-British Dressel type amphora sherd (exterior)

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Unique ID: CORN-828078

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Pottery body sherd of a Dressel type amphora (Carl Thorpe pers comm). The sherd is made up of a hard rough fabric, orange in colour throughout, with small mica and dark grey-coloured augite inclusions, and large chunks of quartz. Quinnell (2004) refers to sherds of Dressel Type 1-4 from Trethurgy on page 101, but these are not illustrated but dated from the Late Iron Age to the Roman period. Late Iron Age to Romano-British period c. 1st century BC to 2nd century AD

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46 mm
Width: 51 mm
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 21.74 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 25th June 2003

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Buryan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4027
Four figure Latitude: 50.086094
Four figure longitude: -5.636048
1:25K map: SW4027
1:10K map: SW47SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Discovery circumstances: Found with other pottery and stone artefacts of the same period within a possible round
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: Sunday 30th December 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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