WMID-DE6E01: Roman: Mortarium rimsherd

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MORTARIUM

Unique ID: WMID-DE6E01

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A rimsherd of a wheel thrown ceramic mortarium, of Roman dating (2nd to 4th Centuries AD).

The sherd consists of a rimsherd, in a fabric is similar to that of a local (unsourced) whiteware used to produce mortaria, consistent with 2nd to 4th Century AD dating. No enough survives of the rim to estimate original diameter. The rim type is that of a wall side, with flanged base, from a mortarium (grinding dish).

The sherd is 8.2 mm thick and weighs 22.3 g. It has a length of 36.5 mm and is 43.0 mm wide.

Sherd specific details:
Fabric type: Local (unsourced) whiteware mortaria
Sherd type: rimsherd
Rim type: wall
Rim diameter: not enough present to estimate
% of rim present: >5%
Wall thickness: 8.2 mm
Firing condition: oxidised exterior, oxidised core, oxidised interior
Hardness: hard
Surface texture: Smooth, with inlaid grits
Surface treatment: none.
Condition of sherds: slightly abraded.

Sherd was photographed.

Class: whiteware mortaria
Sub class: rim

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.5 mm
Width: 43 mm
Thickness: 8.2 mm
Weight: 22.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Sunday 2nd October 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Pilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0084
Four figure Latitude: 52.4448239
Four figure longitude: -0.53014923
1:25K map: TL0084
1:10K map: TL08SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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