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BRIQUETAGE

Unique ID: SOM-74CCA5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of briquetage of Roman date. The briquetage, coarse ceramic material, is irregular in shape with only one surviving original flat surface. This latter is more oxidised than the core and bears imprints possibly of organic material.

Briquetage is the name for coarse fired ceramic objects, evaporating vessels and supporting pillars, used in the production of salt. There is a known saltworks at East Huntspill and therefore unsurprising that this fragment was found here. The ceramic supporting pillar is not closely datable but salt working is known in this area from the 3rd to the 4th century AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 77.7 mm
Width: 73.2 mm
Thickness: 30.4 mm
Weight: 133 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008 - Wednesday 31st December 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: David Dawson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22459

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
Parish or ward: East Huntspill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3345
Four figure Latitude: 51.2002684
Four figure longitude: -2.96032641
1:25K map: ST3345
1:10K map: ST34NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

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Audit data

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

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