HESH-12283C: IRON AGE VESSEL

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-12283C

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

Eardisland History and Heritage Group

Eardisland Excavation 2013

Site Summary: Finds made during excavation of a single trench 16m x 1.25m across crop marks on cultivated land.

Site number: RHYD 13

Context number: 004

Two conjoining base sherds of pottery from the same vessel. When the base is placed on a flat surface the side wall rises at an angle of 70 degrees. The surving base represents 22% of the circumference and has a projected diameter of 11cm (110mm).

The fragments measure:

1: 51.9mm in length, 37.8 mm width, 11.1 mm thick at base 6 1 mm at body and weighs 19 grams.

2: 50 7 mm in length, 50.2 mm width, 10 6 mm thick at base and 6.1mm at body and weighs 25 grams.

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Sherd specific details:

Fabric Type: Palaeozoic limestone tempered ware. Worcetershire Classification: B1 Fabric 4.1.

Fabric Condition: A soft fabric with excellent preservation of original surface.

Firing Condition: black exterior, black coloured core and black interior.

Surface Texture: Burnished on exterior and on the top of the rim. Interior surface is ridged.

Inclusions: Abundant angular inclusions of white limestone and rare rounded some of which has disolved creating surface vesicles (surface voids) and rare rounded quartz inclusions.

Base: Represents 22% of circumference - Diameter: 11cm (110mm)

Condition of sherds: Edges unabraded. Exterior showing some deep gouges - surface scratches

Class: Palaeozoic limestone tempered ware B1 fabric4.1

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Hereford Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 50

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Weight: 44 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st September 2013 - Thursday 31st October 2013

Personal details

Recorded by: Mrs Pat Kay
Identified by: Mrs Pat Kay
Secondary identifier: Mr Derek Hurst

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 10386
Other reference: RHYD_13_004
Museum accession number: 2014-61

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Eardisland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4358
Four figure Latitude: 52.21724888
Four figure longitude: -2.83573833
1:25K map: SO4358
1:10K map: SO45NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Controlled archaeological investigation (stratified)
Current location: Hereford Museum
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: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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