SWYOR-2E4576: Roman Samian Ware Vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: SWYOR-2E4576

Object type certainty: Certain
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Two fragments from a Roman ceramic vessel; two body sherds of decorated samian ware. The sherds are of different thicknesses, however their fabric and surface are similar colours. They probably do not originate from the same vessel but this is not certain.

The larger of the two sherds has a deep brown/ red exterior and interior surface with a high lustre. The fabric of the sherd is medium pink in colour. The wall profile is gently curved, suggesting the vessel could be a bowl. There is relief-moulded decoration on the exterior surface consisting of a thin band of rouletting above a section of a possible figurative design. However there is not enough of the design remaining to identify further. The exterior surface of this sherd is slightly worn and some areas of slip have been worn away so that the fabric is visible. This sherd is 34.5mm long, 27mm wide, 6.7mm thick and weighs 4.7g.

The smaller sherd also has a deep brown/ red exterior and interior surface with a high lustre and medium pink fabric. The wall profile is gently curved, suggesting the vessel could be a bowl. There is relief-moulded decoration on the exterior surface consisting of a section of ovolo border, a common samian decorative motif. For a similar example of such decoration see SWYOR-BEBEE6. The surface of this sherd is worn and some patches of slip are missing. This sherd is 30.4mm long, 25.4mm wide, 9.3mm thick and weighs 6.8g.

Class: Samian ware

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Lucy Creighton
Identified by: Ms Lucy Creighton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2057

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Collingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8358
Four figure Latitude: 53.112737
Four figure longitude: -0.761462
1:25K map: SK8358
1:10K map: SK85NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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