NLM-718F9B: Roman Tessera

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Unique ID: NLM-718F9B

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

Grey Limestone possible Tessera. Irregular stone cube whose faces were possibly defined by drafts of an axe or chisel, and subsequently chipped. The smoothest side may have formed part of a mosaic floor. The use of larger tesserae would be more likely in the later Roman period, as part of an undecorated floor, a simple geometric design, or in the border to a figurative design. Suggested date: possibly Late Roman, 200-375.

Length: 28.4mm, Width: 20.9mm, Thickness: 22.6mm, Weight: 27.28gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.4 mm
Width: 20.9 mm
Thickness: 22.6 mm
Weight: 27.28 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM27201

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Swinhope

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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