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VESSEL

Unique ID: SOM-2A3259

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman ceramic body sherd from a Severn Valley ware vessel of uncertain type, probably a jar, dating to c. AD 55-4.00.

The fabric is soft and a reddish orange colour throughout with an orange burnished surface. It has occasional micaceous inclusions and several black stone and red stone inclusions (<c.2.4) . The fabric conforms most closely to that described by Webster (1976, 18).

The body sherd's profile is convex with an even thickness throughout. There are three transverse impressed grooves running across the body of the sherd. The upper groove is very shallow whereas the two lower ones are much more defined and c0.8mm deep. These and further transverse potting lines on the interior of the sherd suggests the vessel was wheel made. The sherds breaks are still defined but abraded.

The sherd is 35.6mm long, 32.2mm wide, 5.3mm thick and weighs 8.70 grams.

The fabric identifies the sherd as coming from Severn Valley Ware vessel. However vessels of various forms, typically jars, are illustrated by Webster (1976) such that it is not possible to be more definitive on the vessels' form. The fabric of the vessel is said to have been used from c. AD 55 until the fourth century AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 55
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.6 mm
Width: 32.2 mm
Thickness: 5.3 mm
Weight: 8.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Thursday 21st February 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Edward Caswell
Identified by: Mr Edward Caswell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018362

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Martock CP

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Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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