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Unique ID: SF6476

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

Block of possible sandstone, hollowed out cylindrically inside to make a possible vessel. Externally there is a carination close to the base. The rim is missing (surviving height 98 mm) and the breaks are abraded. There are three cracks around the circumference which have been eroded externally to form clefts. Internally the surface is a reddened orangey colour, and externally there is an orange patch close to a blackened patch; the colours appear to have sunk in between the grains of stone, like pigment or lichen. The inside has a curious smell which people tend to describe as 'burnt curry'. Its function and date are unknown; it could equally well be turned upside down to form a finial. Nevertheless it has been recorded in case it can be identified in the future as an archaeological object.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 98 mm
Weight: 391 g
Diameter: 76 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st April 2001

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Thurrock (Unitary Authority)
District: Thurrock (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: ESSEX EAST TILBURY

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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