HESH-982B73: Medieval:Ceramic_vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-982B73

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very thin body sherd from the side wall of a vessel of probable medieval (1250-1350) date. The fineness of this sherd suggests a high status function. The external face of the sherd is glazed with a relatively thin patchy yellowish green coloured glaze which covers the whole of the surface. The glaze is uniform in nature; where it has been abraded in the soil the oxidised orange colour of the pottery shows through. The glaze is currently laminating due to conditions in the burial environment. The base of the pot and rim are missing. A series of circumferential ribs are present but these may be caused by the manufacture process rather than being deliberately decorative. The fabric of the sherd is a relatively hard earthenware with a number of small angular and sub-angular grit and corroding ironstone inclusions. There is also a large amount of mica in the fabric. The fabric colour of the sherd is a mid grey colour, the inner and outer surfaces are an oxidised powdery orange. A suggested diameter, height or capacity of the vessel cannot be estimated. The sherd measures 43.8mm length, 68.2mm width, 2.8mm thick (body) and weighs 10.11 grams.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1250
Date to: AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.8 mm
Width: 68.2 mm
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 10.11 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Pottery
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Glazed

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: Dorstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO3141
Four figure Latitude: 52.06306
Four figure longitude: -3.007901
1:25K map: SO3141
1:10K map: SO34SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Built over

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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