LANCUM-5D7673: Roman pot sherd of Terra Nigra dating to the 1st century AD

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Unique ID: LANCUM-5D7673

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Roman pot sherd of Terra Nigra dating to the 1st century AD. The sherd has a brown fabric with blue-black slip and highly burnished surface wheel thrown but very abraided. Made in the Vesle valley, near Rheims, the Marne valley and the Trier region. In Britain the distribution is principally south and east of the Severn-Humber line, with concentrations in central southern England, and Herts/Essex so it is an unusual find from Ravenglass.

The length is 43mm, and the width is 38mm the thickness 8mm and the weight is 9.73g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 70
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43 mm
Width: 38 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 9.73 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th November 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Noon
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Copeland (District)
To be known as: RAVENGLASS

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Cliff and related features

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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