YORYM-EF3A72: Roman : Vessel Sherd

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Unique ID: YORYM-EF3A72

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of a glass vessel of Roman date. The sherd is sub-triangular in shape with a D-shaped section. It is aclear, light green glass with no visible air bubbles. The longest edge has a projecting curved rim with is broken to the upper aspect from which the side of the vessel would have extended.

The fragment is 61.1mm in length, 38.8mm wide, 11.3mm thick and weighs 24.2g.

Jennifer Price, Emeritus Professor at Durham University, states that the sherd is likely to be from a square bottle of the later first or second century. A variety of prismatic-bodied bottles were utilised throughout the Roman period, but the commonest form by far is the square one. Prof. Price cites Roman-British Glass Vessels: A Handbook (CBAPractical Handbook) 1998, p.194-202 as containing numerous parallels.

Dr Birgitta Hoffmann, University of Liverpool, suggests this fragment is the shoulder and handle attachment of a prismatic bottle.

Class: square bottle

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 61.1 mm
Width: 38.8 mm
Thickness: 11.3 mm
Weight: 24.2 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: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Elloughton-cum-Brough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9526
Four figure Latitude: 53.72176774
Four figure longitude: -0.56177328
1:25K map: SE9526
1:10K map: SE92NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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