SWYOR-399DE8: Roman ceramic vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: SWYOR-399DE8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Six ceramic vessel sherds of probable Roman date. There are three rim sherds, two base sherds and one wall sherd.

1. A greyware rim sherd comprising about 40% of the rim which had a diameter of about 200mm. The rim is turned over outwards to form a D-shaped beaded cross-section, the beaded part being aboiut 30mm tall and 23mm thick. The vessel wall then kicks out sharply, but most of it is missing. The fabric is grey to buff in colour; it is fine textured and quite soft. It has sparse, well-sorted, grit and some quartz inclusions. The sherd is 193mm long, 47mm tall and the wall is 7.4mm thick. 248g.

2. A greyware rim sherd comprising about 10% of the rim which had a diameter of about 240mm. The rim is upright and rounded. The wall curves inwards from the rim, and then changes angle by about 45 degrees inwards, perhaps the start of a rounded base. The fabric is light grey throughout; it is fine textured to laminated, and quite hard. It has sparse, well-sorted, grit and some quartz inclusions. The sherd is 73.4mm wide, 61mm tall and the wall is 11.1mm thick. 83g.

3. A greyware rim sherd comprising about 12% of the rim which would have been about 150mm diameter. The rim is rounded and flares outwards slightly. The wall is fairly straight. The fabric is light yellowy grey with some sooting near the rim, perhaps post-depositional. It is hard, irregular in texture and has frequent grit inclusions with occasional large pieces of flint. The sherd is 59mm wide, 33.2mm tall and the wall is 8mm thick. 20.5g.

4. A greyware base sherd comprising about 10% of the circumference of the base, which would have had a diameter of about 190mm. The base is flat and the straight wall projects at an angle of about 50 degrees. The fabric is dark grey in the core (lighter on the surface) and is laminated and hard. It has frequent quartz inclusions. The sherd is 71mm wide, 50mm tall and the wall is 9.3mm thick. 59.2g.

5. A crude base sherd comprising less than 10% of the circumference of the base, which would have had a diameter of about 220mm. Little of the base survives but it appears to be flat. The wall extends at about a 70 degree angle from the base, and is slightly curved. There is a rough blob of clay projecting from the outer face of the wall. The fabric is buff coloured to pale orange, and is very irregular in texture, and soft. There are frequent poorly sorted grit inclusions and many vessicles. The sherd is 63mm wide, 80mm tall and the wall is 14mm thick. 80.9g.

6. A large wall sherd from a fine greyware vessel. The vessel had a maximum diameter of at least 300mm and the sherd represents about 15% of this. It is curved in profile and plan. The outer face is decorated with a band of latticed lightly incised lines. The band is 38mm wide. The 25mm below have faint circumferential lines, and then is an area decorated with overlapping curved lines like scales until the break. Near the top of the sherd is projecting bump in the wall on the outer face, about 17.5mm diameter, forming a shallow dome. The fabric is fine, hard, light grey throughout and has fairly frequent well-sorted grit and mica inclusions. The sherd is 168mm wide, 110mm tall and the wall is 8.3mm thick. 223g.

Class: greyware

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 6

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st March 2016 - Sunday 13th March 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2868

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Collingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8262
Four figure Latitude: 53.14883882
Four figure longitude: -0.77537665
1:25K map: SK8262
1:10K map: SK86SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Recovered from topsoil surrounding gravel pit while fishing
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Other

References cited

No references cited so far.

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