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A body sherd of London-Essex Stamped Ware. This distinctive type of pottery was classified by W.Rodwell in his study of 'Stamp-Decorated Pottery of the Early Roman Period in Eastern England' and is given a late first- to early second-century AD date range.

This particular fragment, although somewhat worn, is in a typical oxidised orange/reddish brown hard fine fabric with slight laminar fractures. The core is a buff/brown colour. It is tempered with fine sand. Also present are sparse specs of dark-red coloured ironstone and mica platelets are also evident. Probable traces of a fine slip remain. The external surface was probably burnished, the internal surface was not.

The form was a cylindrical beaker with pedestal base and projecting flange which was wheel thrown. The sherd is decorated with grooves and with ring stamp impression (R.3) with 11mm rings, and a block stamp which is probably a derivative of die (B.2) (Rodwell 1978).

The ware was manufactured in the potteries in Little and Much Hadham on the Herts/Essex borders with a distribution mainly in the Lower Thames basin.

Dimensions: Width: 51mm. Height: 42mm. Thickness: 3.5mm. Weight: 10 grams.



Rodwell, W. 1978. 'Stamp-Decorated Pottery of the Early Roman Period in Eastern England' in Arthur, P and Marsh, G, Early Fine Wares in Roman Britain. Oxford: BAR 57. pp. 234-245.

Tyers, P. 1999. Roman Pottery in Britain. London: Routledge. pp.169-70.

Class: London Essex Stamped Ware
Sub class: Rodwell London Sub-Group 2c

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 42 mm
Width: 51 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 10 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st November 2003

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Dave Applegate
Identified by: Mr Dave Applegate

Materials and construction

Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Burnished

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Gravesham (District)
To be known as: SHORNE

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Discovery circumstances: Eyes only fieldwalking
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

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