WMID-73EAED: Medieval: Incomplete ceramic glazed floor tile

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FLOOR TILE

Unique ID: WMID-73EAED

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete glazed ceramic probable floor tile, of later medieval dating (13th to 15th Centuries AD).

Around 25% of the tile is present and consists of a dark grey to orangey red ceramic tile with a dark green transparent glaze. The glaze is present on one surviving side. A white slip may be present underneath the dark green glaze, as suggestive on one of the surviving sides. The floor tile would probably have been square in shape. Two original edges are present. The top appears to have an overfired glaze on the surface with patches of lead solder or plaster on it. It is possibly kiln furniture or a waster.

The fabric consists of a frequent fine quartz temper (>0.5 mm), well sorted.

The tile measures 36.5 mm in length, 53.4 mm in width and 31.6 mm thick. It weighs 81.5 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.5 mm
Width: 53.4 mm
Thickness: 31.6 mm
Weight: 81.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 28th September 2017 - Thursday 28th September 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Croxden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0640
Four figure Latitude: 52.95734031
Four figure longitude: -1.91213288
1:25K map: SK0640
1:10K map: SK04SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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