WMID-33F5E4: Post Medieval: Midlands Purple vessel

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Unique ID: WMID-33F5E4

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A rimsherd of a wheelthrown iron glazed ceramic vessel.

The sherd is 7.33mm thick and weighs 30.1g. It is 28.84mm long and 51.04mm wide.

The sherd consists of a rim sherd, most likely from a large storage jar, in a dark brown, iron rich fabric with white calcium inclusions. Both the interior and exterior surfaces are a shiny dark reddy brown colour and have been glazed with an iron rich glaze.

The fabric is similar to that of Midlands Purple, and dates from the 15th to 17th Centuries.

Sherd specific details:

Fabric type: dark red/brown colour with frequent white calcium inclusions.
Sherd type: rim sherd
Rim type: Square
Rim diameter: 25cm
% of rim present: 5 %
Wall thickness: 7.33 mm
Firing condition: reduced
Hardness: very hard
Glaze: metallic iron glaze
Condition of sherds: slightly abraded

Sherd/fragment photographed.

Class: Midlands Purple

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.84 mm
Width: 51.04 mm
Thickness: 7.33 mm
Weight: 30.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th April 2011

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Brailes

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3041
Four figure Latitude: 52.066565
Four figure longitude: -1.56378
1:25K map: SP3041
1:10K map: SP34SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 7 years ago

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