ESS-DFA336: A fragment of a late Iron Age grog-tempered spouted strainer bowl, dating 50 BC - AD 43.

Rights Holder: Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service
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Unique ID: ESS-DFA336

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of a late Iron Age grog-tempered spouted strainer bowl, dating 50 BC - AD 43. The fragment is sub-circular and from the base of the vessel. There are irregularly spaced perforations across the entire surface, some filled with dirt and other concreted material. The fragment is slightly thicker at one end, suggesting a slope on the internal surface.

Dimensions: diameter: 30.79 mm; thickness: 10.46 mm; weight: 8.15g.

Identified by Paul Sealey, curator of archaeology at Colchester and Ipswich Museum Services.

Class: Grog-tempered
Sub class: Strainer bowl

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: CIMS
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa AD 43

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 10.46 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 30.79 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr B Paites
Identified by: Mr B Paites

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OEF 7801

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Thurrock (Unitary Authority)
District: Thurrock (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Orsett (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6285
Four figure Latitude: 51.54065264
Four figure longitude: 0.33462782
1:25K map: TQ6285
1:10K map: TQ68NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Current location: CIMS
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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