WMID-777C35: Roman pottery sherds

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Unique ID: WMID-777C35

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Six Roman pottery sherds found in the same area.

One is a body sherd of samian, decorated with a moulded dog or wolf running right. It is from either a Dragondorf 29 or 37 bowl (weight 3.3 grams). It dates from the first to third century AD.

A second sherd of samian is from a mortarium, either a Dragondorf 43 or 45. It dates from the second to third centuries AD and is probably from East Gaul (weight 9.4 grams).

The third is a local white ware mortaria, possibly Hartshill / Mancetter (Warwickshire) as that is a major mortarium production site in the region. The wall-sided rim would suggest later Roman in date, probably 2nd to 4th Centuries AD (weight 40.4 grams).

The fourth is probably also a local white ware and probably a storage jar, though the slashed diagonal rim decoration is slightly unusual. This probably dates from the 2nd to 4th Centuries AD (weight 18.8 grams).

There is also a small sherd of Roman grey ware, with dating which spans the Roman period (weight 6 grams).

Finally, there is a Severn Valley Ware tankard handle. Again, broad Roman dating, 1st to 4th Centuries AD. (weight 8.0 grams).

The sherds have a combined weight of 85.9 grams. Teresa Gilmore, who identified these sherds of pottery, has commented that they are suggestive of a typical Roman assemblage, probably a rural domestic site such as a farmstead or a small villa (Teresa Gilmore pers. comm).

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 6
Weight: 85.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 18th October 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

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: Brailes (Civil Parish)

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