WMID-713AD4: Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval: Incomplete base sherd from a wheel thrown ceramic vessel

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Unique ID: WMID-713AD4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A base sherd of a wheel thrown ceramic vessel, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1600).

The basesherd consists of a local (unsourced) glazed earthenware, with frequent fine quartz inclusions, dating from the 15th to 17th Centuries AD.

The sherd is 7.1 mm thick and weighs 75.2 g. They measure 48.2 mm in length and 80.9 mm wide.

Sherd specific details:
Fabric type: Fine frequent quartz tempered glazed earthernware
Sherd type: base sherd
Base type: Flat
base Diameter: 8 cm
% of base present: 50%
Sherd thickness: 7.1 mm
Firing condition: oxidised exterior, oxidised core, oxidised interior
Hardness: Hard
Surface texture: Slightly rough
Surface treatment: none
Condition of sherds: Slightly abraded.

Sherd has been photographed.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 48.2 mm
Thickness: 7.1 mm
Weight: 75.2 g
Diameter: 80.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2014 - Tuesday 30th September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Croxden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0537
Four figure Latitude: 52.93038262
Four figure longitude: -1.92706379
1:25K map: SK0537
1:10K map: SK03NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out using a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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