YORYM-BFC0F8: Roman : Vessel Sherd

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Sherd; ceramic base sherd of Roman date. Fabric is a dark grey (almost black) burnished to black at the surfaces. Temper includes moderate sub-angular quartz, sparse to moderate angular calcite and sparse black iron grits. It has a hackly fracture and a pimply surface. The sherd is a fragment of flat-bottomed dish or platter, from the join with the vertical edge. Locally produced black-burnished wares occur frequently in South Yorkshire contexts, in addition to the regular BB1 and BB2 imports from Dorset. The fabric type and colouration is more suggestive of the Rossington Bridge black-burnished ceramics produced in the Doncaster region than of the Dorset kilns, despite the existence of BB1 fabric at the same site: YORYM-BFCBB9.

Probable Rossington-Bridge Black-Burnished Ware


The vessel fragment is 25.4mm long, 17.1mm wide, 5.9mm thick and weighs 3.1g.

Buckland, P. C., Magilton, J. R., and Dobly, M. J. 1980. "The Roman Pottery Industries of South Yorkshire: A Review", Britannia 11. 145-164

Monaghan, J. 1997. Roman Pottery from York (The Archaeology of York 16/8). York: York Archaeological Trust. pp: 893

Report by

Adam Parker

Assistant Curator of Archaeology, Yorkshire Museum

Class: Probable Rossington-Bridge Black-Burnished Ware

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 150
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.4 mm
Width: 17.1 mm
Thickness: 5.9 mm
Weight: 3.1 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Rudston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA0967
Four figure Latitude: 54.08737988
Four figure longitude: -0.33511389
1:25K map: TA0967
1:10K map: TA06NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Controlled archaeological investigation (unstratified)
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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