IOW-0D43A7: Roman: Tessera

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Unique ID: IOW-0D43A7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete Roman ceramic tessera, possibly made from a roof-tile (AD 43-410).

The tessera is in the form of an irregular cube. It is red on the upper and lower faces and grey in the centre. A circular brown inclusion is of uncertain material.

Length: 25.0mm; width: 23.1mm; thickness: 21.7mm. Weight: 19.26g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 43
Date to: Exactly AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 23.1 mm
Thickness: 21.7 mm
Weight: 19.26 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th June 2019 - Sunday 9th June 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-2-117

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 14 days ago
Updated: 14 days ago

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