NLM-22A483: Medieval Potsherd: Beverleyware Spout

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Unique ID: NLM-22A483

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Pottery. Beverleyware 2, an orange oxidised fabric with dark green splashed glaze externally; spout from a jug, with a central moulded aperture of 9.6mm diameter. An applied ring at the end of the spout passes around it, conferring a phallic appearance which may not be fortuitous: rough areas below it may show where modelled hands formerly gripped the 'shaft'. Peter Armstrong, a leading excavator of sites in Hull and Beverley which have produced such vessels, indelicately referred to the form as a 'wanking jug', to describe the juxtaposition of hands and spout which characterise this form. The potters of Beverley were innovative and skilled craftsmen, and their demise in the mid-14th-century is ascribed to the Black Death. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1350

Weight: 75.82gms

Class: Beverleyware 2 or Orangeware

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 75.82 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 20th June 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM42887

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Eastoft

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Cultivated land

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