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VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-B05581

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Sherd from the rim of a relatively thin walled Midlands Purple Ware pottery vessel, probably a storage jar of post medieval date (1600 - 1720). This sherd is relatively fresh with broken edges. The fabric of the sherd is a very hard earthenware (almost viscous stoneware) with a number of small rounded and sub-angular grit and quartz inclusions. There is also a high proportion of mica and sand like grains present in the fabric. The fabric colour is mid purple brown and the inner and outer surfaces of the sherd is a mottled purple grey. The vessel has a suggested diameter at the rim of 16cm; the sherds represent more than 12% of the total rim. The height or capacity of the vessel cannot be estimated.

The sherd measures 47.6mm height, 74.2mm width is 13.3 mm thick (rim), 5.9mm thick (body) and weighs 43.41 grams

Class: Midlands Purpleware

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Exactly AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 47.6 mm
Width: 74.2 mm
Thickness: 5.9 mm
Weight: 43.41 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SMS Object Entry Form: SHRMS: E.00453

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Oswestry

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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