WAW-BBB808: Roman: Ceramic vessel

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MORTARIUM

Unique ID: WAW-BBB808

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Three (3) sherds (one (1) rimsherds and two (2) bodysherds) of several wheel thrown ceramic vessels of a Romano-British mortarium fabric

The sherds vary in thickness from 7.60mm to 9.81mm. In total they weigh 40.3 grams.

The sherds have a white oxidised fabric, with dark grey grits present on the internal surface. This fabric type is consistent with a locally produced, Oxfordshire white mortarium type. This pottery type is typically dates from the 2nd to 4th Centuries AD (100-400 AD).

The rim type present is a simple rolled rim. The body sherds are not easily identifiable to form.

Sherd specific details:
Fabric type: Oxfordshire white mortarium type
Firing condition: oxidised exterior, oxidised core, oxidised interior.
Hardness: Hard
Surface texture: Smooth, powdery
Condition of sherds: Variable. Some sherds demonstrate a high degree of abrasion, with rounded edges whereas other sherds have sharp, fresh breaks.

The sherds have been photographed.

Class: Oxfordshire white

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3
Weight: 40.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th July 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Tysoe

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Tysoe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3442
Four figure Latitude: 52.075325
Four figure longitude: -1.505331
1:25K map: SP3442
1:10K map: SP34SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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