SOM-43C702: Roman Grey Ware Vessel

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Unique ID: SOM-43C702

Object type certainty: Certain
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Three abraded sherds of grey ware pottery of probable 1st to early 3rd century AD date. They are likely to be of local manufacture. The sample includes two body sherds and a handle fragment. The smaller body sherd has a reduced light grey micaceous fabric with rare sub-angular quartz (up to 2mm). The larger sherd is a reduced mid grey and is sandy and micaceous with rare sub-rounded quartz (up to 1mm) and iron oxide (up to 2mm). The handle fragment is a reduced light grey with a very sandy non-micaceous fabric which contains rare iron oxide (up to 1mm). The handle is decorated with three incised longitudinal lines on the exterior surface. Total weight: 55.5g

Class: Grey Ware


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3
Weight: 55.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 7th April 2008

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 020235

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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