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Unique ID: SUSS-A59201

Object type certainty: Certain
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A small sized fragment of a Roman roof tile, or tegula, c. 43-410 AD. The tegula fragment is sub-triangular in plan, with a portion of the flat bottom and edge rising at a right angle to the base; the upper surface has been smoothed, whereas the underside is rough. No decoration is visible. The tegula seems to have large dark inclusion, as well as grog temper to strengthen the fabric; the fabric is reddish-orange in colour. It measures 67.63 mm long, 94.61 mm wide; 41.66 mm maximum height; 22.31 mm maximum thickness; it weighs 201 grams.


The tegula fragment has been assessed by ceramicist Luke Barber, who has confirmed that it is Roman in date, but is not able to date the segment most specifically.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 67.63 mm
Height: 41.66 mm
Width: 94.61 mm
Thickness: 22.31 mm
Weight: 201 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 13th May 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Identified by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Secondary identifier: Mr Luke Barber

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Seaford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date listed is date submitted for recording.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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