SF-055735: SF-055735: Roman vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: SF-055735

Object type certainty: Certain
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Eight sherds from Roman samian ware vessels.

1. A large rim sherd from an open bowl. The wall of the vessel is gently curved and the rim beaded. Very soft, fine fabric with few visible inclusions, bright orange in colour with a glossy red-brown slip. Length: 105.82mm, width: 47.95mm, thickness: 9.00mm, weight: 40.08g

2. The sherd comes from the rim and wall of an open bowl. The fabric is soft and fine with few visible inclusions apart from occasional white flecks. The fabric is a pinkish orange colour and the slip a glossy orange-brown. Uncertain production. Length: 66.74mm, width: 48.04mm, thickness: 7.69mm, weight: 25.43g

3. The sherd come from the rim and wall of a small, open vessel, probably a cup. It has a double curved wall and a beaded rim. The fabric is hard and fine with frequent white specks. It is pinkish orange in colour with a glossy orange-brown slip. Probably South Gaulish (La Graufesenque) manufacture. Length: 58.93mm, width: 41.47mm, thickness: 8.13mm, weight: 18.57g

4. A sherd from the rim and wall of an open vessel. The rim is beaded and the wall curves outwards slightly. The fabric is soft and fine and is tempered with quartz sand. It is an orange colour with a glossy brown-orange slip. Possibly Central Gaulish manufacture. Length: 59.70mm, width: 43.79mm, thickness: 9.23mm, weight: 26.27g

5. A sherd from the wall and rim of an open vessel. The wall is slightly curved and the rim is beaded. The fabric is hard and fine with a choncoidal fracture and few visible inclusions apart from whitish specks. It is pinkish-orange in colour with a glossy red-brown slip. Probably of South Gaul (La Graufesenque) manufacture. Length: 55.17mm, width: 54.94mm, thickness: 7.69mm, weight: 18.86g

6. A sherd from above the base of a vessel. The fabric is soft and fine and is tempered with plentiful mica and occasional whitish flecks. It is orange in colour with a glossy orange-brown slip. Poissibly of Central Gaulish manufacture. Length: 44.31mm, width: 38.40mm, thickness: 8.02mm, weight: 13.67g

7. A sherd from the rim of a small vessel, possibly a cup. The rim is beaded and the walls curve outwards. The fabric is very soft and fine and is tempered with some fine quartz and occasional mica. The fabris is orange in colour and the slip is a glossy red-brown. Possibly of Central Gaulish manufacture. slightly. Length: 45.46mm, width: 28.49mm, thickness: 5.94mm, weight: 8.86g

8. A sherd from the wall and rim of an open vessel. The wall of the vessel flares outwards towards the plain upright rim. The fabric is hard and fine with few visible inclusions. It is pinkish orange with a glossy orange-brown slip. Possibly of South Gaulish (La Graufesenque) manufacture. Length: 47.22mm, width: 44.90mm, thickness: 5.76mm, weight: 8.61g

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: 8

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st July 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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