HESH-9836B0: Late_Medieval:Ceramic_vessel_rim

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-9836B0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A sherd from the rim of a vessel of probable later medieval (1350-1500) date. The sherd is most likely to be from a small jar or pot; it has not been sooted and so is unlike to have been used as a cooking vessel. The internal and external faces of the sherd are glazed, although the inner surface is much patchier than the outer. The glaze is a relatively thick yellowish brown-green colour. The fabric of the sherd is a relatively hard earthenware with a number of small angular and sub-angular grit, grog and ironstone inclusions. There is also a large amount of mica in the fabric. The fabric colour of the sherd is an oxidised mid orange colour. The rim has an inturned swollen lip. A suggested diameter of the rim is 13cm; the sherd represents 15% of the rim. The height or capacity of the vessel cannot be estimated. The sherd measures 33.9mm length, 54.7mm width, is 13.1mm thick (rim), 5.4mm thick (body) and weighs 16.02 grams.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1350
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.9 mm
Width: 54.7 mm
Thickness: 13.1 mm
Weight: 16.02 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
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
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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