SOM-826E30: SOM-826E30: Roman New Forest Ware vessel handle

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Unique ID: SOM-826E30

Object type certainty: Certain
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A handle from a Roman New Forest Ware vessel. The fabric appears to fall into Fulford type 1c, which has a hard, slightly sandy, granular texture, with a reddish-yellow core and reddish-brown slip (Tyres 1996, p.171). The shard is also tempered with plentiful fine mica, and occasional larger pieces of red iron ore (<2mm). The handle probably came from a flagon or similar vessel. New Forest Wares were in production from c. AD 260-370 and were distributed mainly in the South-West (ibid. p.173).

Length: 26.08mm, Width: 15.25mm, Thickness: 8.62mm, Weight: 3.62g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 230
Date to: Circa AD 370

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.08 mm
Width: 15.25 mm
Thickness: 8.62 mm
Weight: 3.62 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 24th July 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wells finds day 24-7-10

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: Crewkerne

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: Tuesday 3rd August 2010
Updated: Tuesday 3rd August 2010

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