SOM-8B4F33: Possible Roman tessera

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Unique ID: SOM-8B4F33

Object type certainty: Certain
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A ceramic probable tessera of Roman date (c. AD 43 - 410). Of a very high fined pale grey ceramic, fine grained with a soapy texture. The probable tessera is sub-rectangular and assymetrical in shape, with traces of cement surviving on three of its faces.

Dimensions: length 27.6mm; width 19.3mm; thickness 20.3mm; weight 22.04g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.6 mm
Width: 19.3 mm
Thickness: 20.3 mm
Weight: 22.04 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019498

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Muchelney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4323
Four figure Latitude: 51.00355008
Four figure longitude: -2.8137358
1:25K map: ST4323
1:10K map: ST42SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Audit data

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

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