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Unique ID: SF-55A1C8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragmentary sherd (in two separate pieces) from the base of a Roman Gaulish samian ware vessel. It is a pinkish-orange colour and the slip a glossy reddish-brown. The fabric is hard and fine with few visible inclusions apart from occasional chalky white fragments and fine mica. It has a choncoidal fracture.

The two fragments align and so are clear part of the same sherd.

It is likely to be of South Gaulish manufacture.

1. Length: 43.52mm, width: 30.97mm, thickness: 9.34mm, weight: 7.43g

2. Length: 48.06mm, width: 30.71mm, thickness: 5.16mm, weight: 5.30g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 409

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st March 2017

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Lackford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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