WMID-362226: Medieval: Ceramic vessel handle fragment

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Unique ID: WMID-362226

Object type certainty: Certain
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A handle sherd of a wheelthrown ceramic vessel.

The sherd is 18.99mm thick and weighs 37.3g. It is 43.28mm long and 36.61mm wide.

The sherd consists of a handle sherd, in a fabric with fine sand and quartz inclusions, fired to a mid browncolour. The sherd is mostly likely from a cooking pot style of vessel. These type of coarseware fabrics tend to date from 11th to 13th Centuries.

Sherd specific details:
Fabric type: Fine sand & quartz inclusions, occasional metamorphic rock
Sherd type: Handle
Handle type: Pulled rod
Wall thickness: 18.99mm
Firing condition: oxidised exterior, oxidised core, oxidised interior.
Hardness: Hard
Decoration: Incised dots
Surface texture: Smooth, slightly soapy
Condition of sherds: Slightly abraded.

Sherd was photographed.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.28 mm
Width: 36.61 mm
Thickness: 18.99 mm
Weight: 37.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 18th August 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: 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: 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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