YORYM-B63334: Vessel Fragment : Early Medieval YORYM-B63334

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Unique ID: YORYM-B63334

Object type certainty: Certain
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A rim sherd, broken into two pieces (modern break) (AD 700-900). Plain everted rim or a large coarse-ware vessel of probable Anglian date. The ceramic is very dark grey to black at the core, thinly burnished or oxidised to a pale grey-brown at the surfaces. The fabric has a moderate to abundant sand temper, with frequent, well-sorted angular quartz grains (0.5mm-2.0mm), sparse red clay and white flint also feature. The ceramic is hard-fired, has a moderately smooth fracture and is rough at the surface.

The fabric description is comparable to the locally/regionally produced Quart sand-tempered wares known from York. This is a very broadly defined and quite variable ceramic, the use of which has been identified from the 8th-9th Century at Fishergate in York.

Thanks are extended to Mr. Adam Parker, Assistant Curator of Archaeology at The Yorkshire Musem, for the identification of this object.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 34.28 mm
Width: 65.58 mm
Thickness: 16.48 mm
Weight: 37.26 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Strensall with Towthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6261
Four figure Latitude: 54.04125659
Four figure longitude: -1.05472033
1:25K map: SE6261
1:10K map: SE66SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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