KENT-EE54D2: roman ceramic tessera

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TESSERA

Unique ID: KENT-EE54D2

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One roughly rectangular cut tile tessera of probable Roman date.

Description:The tessera is roughly rectangular and of medium size. It is not clear what kind of mosaic it may relate to although traces of mortar remains. It is a bright orange .

Measurements: 25.5mm high, 26.44mm long, 21.51mm wide and 21.86g in weight.

Discussion:These unprepossessing small cubes are of important because they may suggest the proximity of a building decorated with a mosaic floor in good Romanised tastes and indeed a known roman villa is known in the vicinity of these fragment.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 42
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Length: 26.44 mm
Height: 25.5 mm
Width: 21.51 mm
Weight: 21.86 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Secondary material: Mortar or plaster
Completeness: Complete

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

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