IOW-C44657: Decorated body sherd of Black Burnished Ware

Rights Holder: Frank Basford
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Unique ID: IOW-C44657

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Decorated body sherd of Black burnished Ware of Roman date. The breaks are old. Length 55mm, width 52mm and 6mm thick. Weight 21.83g.

The sherd is decorated with horizontal wavy lines within a zone defined by an upper and lower horizontal groove. Probably wheel thrown and tempered with fine sand quartz.


Durotrigan Black Burnished Ware and later Romanised versions of the fabric were made around Poole Harbour and on the Isle of Purbeck from c. 50 BC until after AD 400. A later wheel thrown version of Black burnished Ware was produced in the Thames Valley.

Class: Ceramic

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Ascribed Culture:

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 55 mm
Width: 52 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 21.83 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1984

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2004-103-2

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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