YORYM-07CD2B: Medieval : Vessel Base Sherd

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Unique ID: YORYM-07CD2B

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Medieval wheel thrown Humber Ware (1275-1500) base sherd of a small drinking jug. The fabric is hard fired with a rough feel and moderate sandy and micaceous inclusions. The fabric is a dark blue grey with oxidised orange margins. The base interior displays wheel thrown marks, and a thumb press mark can be seen on the exterior with knife trimming. These small drinking vessels usually have only a few splashes of glaze (Jennings 1992, 29), however this sherd has a light green yellow slip on its exterior and base, worn in places. The sherd is 47.48mm in length, 28.26mm wide, 6.43mm thick and weighs 34.19g. The vessel base has a diameter of 60mm, with 38% of the base present.

An example of one of these Humber Ware jugs was found near Selby housing a coin hoard dating to the 1480s (Jennings 1992, 29), and can be viewed on the Yorkshire Museum online database: Ryther Hoard.

Initial sherd identification by Adam Parker: Assistant Curator of Archaeology, Yorkshire Museum.

Class: Humber Ware
Sub class: Base Sherd

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1275
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.48 mm
Width: 28.26 mm
Thickness: 6.43 mm
Weight: 34.19 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th August 2015

Personal details

Recorded by: Miss Kerrie Hoffman
Identified by: Miss Kerrie Hoffman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E04483

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Wheel made
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: Beverley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA0239
Four figure Latitude: 53.83724924
Four figure longitude: -0.45143653
1:25K map: TA0239
1:10K map: TA03NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

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

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