KENT-EE9130: Mosaic fragment

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TESSERA

Unique ID: KENT-EE9130

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A fragmens of Roman mosaic flooring.

Description: The fragment is made up of four cut tile tessera set in a white mortar, while relatively flat on the upper surface the back is very irregular. The tesserae are of varied colour and two of the four are heavily obscured by the mortar.

Measurements: 70.31mm long, 51.17mm wide, 24.53mm thick and 114.05g in weight.

Discussion:These unprepossessing 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. Although one questions the quality of the particular floor this group is from considerin the mortar obscure much of the detail.

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: 1
Length: 70.31 mm
Height: 24.53 mm
Width: 51.17 mm
Weight: 114.05 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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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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