HESH-101623: Medieval: Vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-101623

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A single undiagnostic sherd from the body of a local earthenware pottery vessel most probably from a thin walled table vessel or possibly a splash glazed jug. From the size of the sherd the size and capacity cannot be estimated. The sherd is most likely to date from the late 12th - 14th centuries (AD1150 - c.1350). The kiln site is unknown.

The fragment measures: 40.3 mm length, 54.7 mm wide, 8.2 mm thick on the side wall and weighs 19.8 grams.

Sherd specific details:

Vessel Form: Thin walled vessel possibly jug or domestic vessel.

Fabric Type: Local sandy ware.

Sherd type: Body sherd

Method of Manufacture: Wheel thrown

Inclusions: Frequent rounded quartz, Profuse / rich mica grains sparse angular cushed coal measure grit

Fabric Condition: Hard

Firing Condition :Oxidised cream interior, light grey exterior, grey core.

Surface Texture: Sandy

Colour: Grey

Surface treatment: Glazed with a decayed brown coloured glaze - applied through splashing

Decoration: None

Condition of sherds: Slightly abraded

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: Exactly AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.3 mm
Width: 54.7 mm
Thickness: 8.2 mm
Weight: 19.8 g

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Forton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7521
Four figure Latitude: 52.78599047
Four figure longitude: -2.37212056
1:25K map: SJ7521
1:10K map: SJ72SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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