LANCUM-DD4565: Beckfoot, Cumbria: Potsherds from Roman Cremation Burial

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VESSEL

Unique ID: LANCUM-DD4565

Object type certainty: Certain
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Four pottery sherds which were probably part of a cremation burial and were found in the same area as cremated bone and four iron nails.

1. Body sherd of samian ware from a large vessel. The pink fabric is fine and hard and the slip is red. It is 42mm in length, 48mm wide, 11mm thick and weighs 25.04g.

2. Body sherd of coarse pottery, possibly from a cooking vessel, but otherwise could be a prehistoric sherd. The fabric is coarse and beige. It is 39mm in length, 18mm wide, 8mm thick and weighs 3.76g.

3. Body sherd of wheelmade black burnished ware pottery. The fabric is black and has small white quartz inclusions. It is 33mm in length, 11mm wide, 3.5mm thick and weighs 2.54g.

4. Body sherd of wheelmade black burnished ware pottery. The fabric has small white quartz inclusions. It is decorated with a lattice design. OR greyware with trellis ornament. It is 23mm in length, 18mm wide, 5mm thick and weighs 2.48g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 4

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Pottery

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
Parish or ward: Maryport (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY0949
Four figure Latitude: 54.82754
Four figure longitude: -3.418037
1:25K map: NY0949
1:10K map: NY04NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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