WMID-65A3D3: Medieval: Incomplete ceramic vessel

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Unique ID: WMID-65A3D3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A basesherd of a wheel thrown ceramic vessel, of Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1400).

The basesherd consists of a local (unsourced) unglazed earthenware, with frequent fine quartz and grit inclusions, dating from the 11th to 15th Centuries AD, probably from an open bowl or jug vessel. No enough survives of the base to estimate the original diameter.

The sherd is 6.2 mm thick and weighs 21.1 g. It has a length of 22.6 mm and is 39.3 mm wide.

Sherd specific details:
Fabric type: frequent quartz and grit tempered, unglazed earthernware
Sherd type: basesherd
Base type: Flat
Firing condition: oxidised exterior, unoxidised core, oxidised interior
Hardness: Hard
Surface texture: Slightly rough
Surface treatment: none
Condition of sherds: Slightly abraded.

Sherds has been photographed. Photograph to be added.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.6 mm
Width: 39.3 mm
Thickness: 6.2 mm
Weight: 21.1 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: 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: Centred on field
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

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Audit data

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

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