YORYM-48937A: Post-medieval : Vessel Sherd

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Unique ID: YORYM-48937A

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A sherd of a glass vessel of post-medieval date. The sherd is a small translucent blue glass fragment which appears yellowish-green when held up to the light. Some small air bubbles appear within this shard along with a vein of white running through it and traces of possible burning to one end.

The sherd is 18.9mm long, 13.7mm wide, 4.2mm thick and weighs 1.4g.

Jennifer Price, Emeritus Professor at Durham University, states that the sherd is likely to be from a post-medieval wine bottle. Dr Birgitta Hoffmann, University of Liverpool, states that such fragments are very common items found frequently on fieldwalking sites, which have had 18/19th century night soil and they appear to be some sort of industrial glass.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.9 mm
Width: 13.7 mm
Thickness: 4.2 mm
Weight: 1.4 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Sheriff Hutton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6565
Four figure Latitude: 54.07683278
Four figure longitude: -1.00806035
1:25K map: SE6565
1:10K map: SE66NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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