WMID-DEC61C: Roman: Incomplete samian vessel

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Unique ID: WMID-DEC61C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A rimsherd of a wheel thrown ceramic samian vessel, of Roman dating (AD 40 to AD 120).

The sherd consists of a rimsherd of a samian vessel, possibly from La Graufesenque in South Gaul, consistent with early Roman dating. No enough survives of the rim to estimate original diameter, but it is probably from a cup. The rim type is that of a upright flat.

The sherd is 4.9 mm thick and weighs 1.2 g. It has a length of 13.1 mm and is 16.7 mm wide.

Sherd specific details:
Fabric type:Samian. Possibly La Graufensenque. Frequent white inclusions
Sherd type: rimsherd
Rim type: Flat
Rim diameter: not enough present to estimate
% of rim present: >5%
Wall thickness: 4.9 mm
Firing condition: oxidised exterior, oxidised core, oxidised interior
Hardness: hard
Surface texture: Smooth
Surface treatment: Red slip
Condition of sherds: slightly abraded.

Sherd was photographed.

Class: Samian. Possibly La Graufensenque
Sub class: cup

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 40
Date to: Circa AD 120

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.1 mm
Width: 16.7 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Weight: 1.2 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: Complete

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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Audit data

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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