LON-DE647F: A fragment of Roman ceramic Verulamium Region White ware (VRW) ring-neck flagon dating from the early Antonine period date AD 120-160.

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FLAGON

Unique ID: LON-DE647F

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A fragment of Roman ceramic Verulamium Region White ware (VRW) ring-neck flagon dating from the early Antonine period date AD 120-160. The fragment consists of the four rilled rim flagon neck and part of a three ribbed handle. The flagon is undecorated aside from the rim, the exterior surface has a thin white slip. The fabric is off-white with numerous inclusions throughout.

Similar flagons can be seen in Davies, Richardson and Tomber (1994:44 fig.35 No.156 -157).

Dimensions: height: 69.40mm; width of handle: 25.47mm; thickness of handle: 10.37mm; weight: 148.27g; diameter of aperture: 60.79mm; diameter of rim: 72.73mm.

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Davies et al (1994:41) write "A rough and granular fabric, generally off-white, with a very clean clay matrix containing abundant well-sorted quartz. The variety of clays available to the VRW potters is demonstrated by the range of naturally occurring clay pellets that can be identified within a single vessel, including both the typical VRW fabric and siltier clays similar to VCWS."

Davies et al (1994:42) write "and then by a variant with a prominent, rounded upper rim (IB5, 151-5) first appearing in the Flavian, but most frequently found in Hadrianic fire destruction levels. This developed into a type with an expanding ring-neck rim (IB7, 156-8) which was common from the early Antonine period."

References: Davies, B., Richardson, B. & Tomber, R. 1994. A Dated Corpus of Early Roman Pottery from the City of London. The Archaeology of Roman London Volume 5. CBA Research Report 98. Museum of London: London.

Class: Verulamium Region White ware (VRW)
Sub class: Ring-neck flagon

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 120
Date to: Circa AD 160

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 69.4 mm
Weight: 148.27 g
Diameter: 72.73 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Wheel made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Dowgate (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Discovery circumstances: Eyes only
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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