WMID-37C7D8: Middle to late Iron Age: Incomplete ceramic vessel

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Unique ID: WMID-37C7D8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A bodysherd of a handmade ceramic vessel.

The sherd is 11.8 mm thick and weighs 8.1 g. It is 25.8 mm long and 27.5 mm wide.

The sherd consists of a bodysherd, with a sparse fossil shell and grog and occassional quartz inclusions fabric, probably Middle to Late Iron Age (500 BC to 100 AD) in dating. The basesherd probably comes from a large storage jar type vessel.

Sherd specific details:
Fabric type: Sparse fossil shell and grog, occasional quartz inclusions
Sherd type: bodysherd
Wall thickness: 11.8 mm
Firing condition: oxidised exterior, unoxidised core, unoxidised interior.
Hardness: Medium
Surface texture: Smooth. Slightly soapy
Surface decoration: none
Condition of sherds: Slightly abraded.

Sherd was photographed.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 500 BC
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.8 mm
Width: 27.5 mm
Thickness: 11.8 mm
Weight: 8.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2014 - Sunday 30th November 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: Hand made
Completeness: Fragment

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: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst out metal detecting
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: 3 years ago

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