CAM-5FDAF7: CAM-5FDAF7, VESSEL, Roman Samian

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Unique ID: CAM-5FDAF7

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Box 2 of two boxes. An assemblage of 41 Roman sherds from different vessels, both fine wares and coarse wares. The weight totals 314.11g. The weight including the first box (CAM-5F8927) totals 809.2g. Box 2 consists of the following vessel types: A collection of Samian consisting of 13 sherds from different vessels, including 4 rims and 2 bases and weighing 93.72g. The largest sherd is a fragment of a foot ring from a platter which may be a Dragendorff Form 15/17, dating to the second half of the 1st century. A sherd from a decorated Samian bowl, probably from a Dragendorff Form 29 or 37, dating from AD 43 to the mid 3rd century. All that survives is a small part of the foot ring and part of the decorated base. It appears to be decorated with a medallion, rosettes and a bow. Two small Samian rim sherds, both from a flared cup and both having upward turning rims. They both are likely to be Dragendorff Form 46 which dates from the later 1st to the 2nd century. 1 rim of a straight-sided Samian vessel. It is too small to date with confidence but it resembles a Dragendorff Form 22 or 23 which dates from the 1st century. 10 sherds of greyware, probably locally produced, including 5 rims and weighing 104.9g. 12 sherds of a dark coloured ware including 6 rims from jars. The fabric is micaceous and has occasional shell inclusions, weight 103.73g. 1 rim sherd in an orange/red sandy fabric of a fairly thick-walled vessel. The rim has a thin grey core, weight 30.34g. 1 miscellaneous rim sherd weighing 18.22g. 4 miscellaneous body sherds in a reddish fabric reduced to a dark grey exterior, weighing 13.2g.


This field also yielded numerous Roman coins, brooches, bracelets and a ring.

Class: pottery
Sub class: Roman

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 41
Weight: 314.11 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 5th March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Kate Orr
Identified by: Kate Orr
Secondary identifier: Mr Stephen Wadeson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's ref: 15 acres

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Weston Colville (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6351
Four figure Latitude: 52.133262
Four figure longitude: 0.380104
1:25K map: TL6351
1:10K map: TL65SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Webster, P.V. 1996 Roman Samian Pottery in Britain York Council for British Archaeology

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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