ESS-F1CB22: Samian sherds

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Unique ID: ESS-F1CB22

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Three fragments of Roman Samian ware, total weight 9.88g. One sherd is 'pinky' in colour and the slip is very worn off. This piece is probably from East Gaul as it has this distinctive colour and the slip tends to rub off in this manner. The other two fragments are almost certainly from imported wares.

Class: Samian

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 50
Date to: AD 250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 9.88 g

Personal details

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Identified by: Caroline McDonald
Secondary identifier: Dr Paul Sealey

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
To be known as: Colchester

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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