BERK-3C1392: Unknown: gaming pieces

Rights Holder: Oxfordshire County Council
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Unique ID: BERK-3C1392

Object type certainty: Certain
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Two fired clay spherical balls, possibly gaming pieces, counters or shots. The fabric is an off-white and has pink to dark red swirls within and few fine iron inclusions. The fabric is reminiscent of some Roman Oxfordshire ceramics, such as Parchment Ware, but there is no evidence to suggest that these objects date to the Roman period and in reality they could date up to the Post-medieval period. One of the objects is complete while about a third of the other survives.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.9 g
Diameter: 17.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd July 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.206

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Oxford (District)
To be known as: Iffley

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Allotment

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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