HAMP-5B1EB2: Late medieval/ early post-medieval vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HAMP-5B1EB2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval probable rim sherd of slip-coated redware, dating to the late 15th to mid 17th century. The fabric is micaceous with a thick white slip and moulded decoration, glazed in mid-dark green. Althoguh the outside of the object is curving, the inside is almost flat (though with a slight curve). The moulded decoration, if held vertically, resenbles a pillar with three vertical indentations and corresponding ribs, with a transverse moulding just before the break. It measures 54.2mm in length, 47.5mm in max.width, 19.2mm in max.thickness and weighs 49.75g.

Lorraine Mepham, Wessex Archaeology, comments "I'm slightly puzzled as to what part of the vessel it is - perhaps a strap handle or collared rim (the photo being upside down). My best guess is that this is a post-medieval slip-coated redware (code PMSR in the London type series), dated late C15 to mid C17, and probably made somewhere in or close to the capital, as it's quite common there. There is a superficial similarity with medieval slip-coated and green-glazed wares, such as Mill Green (from Essex) and the London-type wares (again probably made somewhere in the capital), but the glaze on this one looks too thick and even for medieval." (pers. comm. March 2017).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 54.2 mm
Width: 47.5 mm
Thickness: 19.2 mm
Weight: 49.75 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Lorraine Mepham

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 336

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Queenhithe (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
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
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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