WMID-348898: Roman: Savernake rimsherd

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Unique ID: WMID-348898

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A rimsherd of a handmade ceramic vessel.

The sherd is 10.93mm thick and weighs 10.8g. It is 26.20mm long and 31.81mm wide.

The sherd consists of a rimsherd, in a fabric is similar to that known as Savernake, a locally produced grog tempered greyware, produced in the Savernake forest area of Wiltshire during the Late 1st Century into the 2nd Century. The rim type is consistent with a large storage jar type vessel.

Sherd specific details:
Fabric type: Savernake type
Sherd type: Rimsherd
Rim type: EVR (Everted Rounded)
Diameter of Rim: 16cm
Percentage of Rim present: 6%
Wall thickness: 10.93mm
Firing condition: unoxidised exterior, unoxidised core, unoxidised interior
Hardness: medium
Surface texture: smooth
Condition of sherds: Slightly abraded.

Sherd was photographed.

Class: savernake

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.2 mm
Width: 31.81 mm
Thickness: 10.93 mm
Weight: 10.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th June 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Brailes

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Hand 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: SP3040
Four figure Latitude: 52.057575
Four figure longitude: -1.563867
1:25K map: SP3040
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

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 7 years ago

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