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Unique ID: SOM-27CBDA

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Two rim sherds of probably Saxo-Norman vessels dating to c. AD 1000-1250. One shrd is more abraded with none of the original surface remaning on the outside and little on the inside; the breaks are all abraded. The vessels are both hard fired with a dark buff fabric, shading to pale orange in places and with sooting on the outer surface which remains on one sherd. They both have abundent (up to 40%) angular poorly sorted patinated chert temper up to 2mm across, some of which is burnt flint/chert. There are very occasional rounded ironstone inclusions up to 1mm and very occasional organic straw like inclusions.

One rim (the smaller sherd) is of a closed vessel which narrows toward the rounded top with no out turned rim, wipe marks suggest cleaning at least on a turntable . The other appears to be an out turned rim which first thickens, swelling on the inner and outer faces before thinning and expanding again slightly to the rounded rim. The fabric appears similar to Greensand derived material such as Fabric 20 from Exeter. Small vessels with inward curving rims were found at Exeter in this fabric including 218. Inturned rims on larger vessels appear more common in the 13th century, e.g. Exeter 715 and 1130 (Allen 1984).

The smaller sherd weighs 18.23g with an estimated internal diameter of 140mm at the mouth. The other piece is too worn and incomplete to estimate the diameter and weighs 32.49g.

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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Weight: 50.75 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST0932
Four figure Latitude: 51.08007888
Four figure longitude: -3.3004578
1:25K map: ST0932
1:10K map: ST03SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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