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Record ID: DOR-9A3661
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A sherd of Black Burnished ware 1. Poole/Wareham fabric. Reduced dark grey with slight orange oxidisation at the margins. Abundant rounded quartz sand temper. A rim sherd from a jar with in-turned rim (Wessex Archaeology Type 6). There is an incised groove externally below the rim and the remnant of an "eyebrow" motif on the shoulder. Handmade. Abraded. Date: Late Iron to Early Roman - c. 100 BC to AD 100 Weight: 25.4 g See Davies, S and Seagar-Smith, R, 1993, Black Burnished Ware Type Series - The Roman Pottery from Excavations at Greyhound Yard, Dorchester, Dorset Dorchester : D…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2016
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Record ID: IARCH-B44AAD
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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23 sherds including 3 Iron Age sherds, most of the rest are BBW sherds from the Roman periods, one a rim from a BBW flanged bowl. Also a fragment of Late Roman colour coat vessel. Not thought to relate to the hoard, no evidence of contact with the coins. None join, probably settlement debris.
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 17th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Corfe Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-CB2D13
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An earthenware pot sherd of possible Iron Age date. Internally, the fabric is grey, with an orange exterior and has been tempered with sand/quartz which is ill sorted. The sherd is soft ( almost soap like) and is well abraded. Probably hand made and possibly a storage vessel.
Created on: Sunday 27th April 2014
Last updated: Saturday 14th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-210C91
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A sherd of coarseware. Reduced brownish- grey fabric with abundant fine sand temper. A large countersunk handle from a jar. Handmade. Whilst this vessel is not of the same fabric, Black burnished ware jars of this type (WA type 1) are dated to the late Iron Age to Early Roman periods. Date: Late Iron Age - Early Roman - 1st century BC to 1st century AD (c. 100 BC - AD 100) Reference: Seagar-Smith, R, 1993, "Black Burnished Ware and other Southern British coarsewares" in P J Woodward, S M Davies and A H Graham, Excavations at Greyhound Yard, Dorchester 1981-4 . p231 Weight: 77 g
Created on: Tuesday 14th May 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fifehead Magdalen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-E47998
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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Two rim sherds from 1st century AD large, round barrel shaped storage jars or bowls. The rims are variously described as 'flat topped' beaded rims (Sunter & Woodward, 1986, 87)or 'flattened, tapering, triangular' rims (Seager Smith, 1993, 231). The fabrics are orange in colour with buff-orange to grey core and coarse and sandy in texture. They are similar to Gussage All Saints fabric type C, thought to originate in the Wareham/Poole Harbor region in the 1st Century AD (Wainwright, 1979, 50). In fact examples of this rim form are included as Black Burnished Ware from excavations at Ower…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterborne Kingston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-FB7105
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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Base sherd from ceramic jar. Reduced grey brown fabric with abundant fine sand and sparse large, crushed flint temper (up to 7 mm) and occasional voids. The base has a crudely formed footring. Fairly abraded. Identified by Lorraine Mepham as Early to Middle Iron Age.
Created on: Monday 27th June 2005
Last updated: Sunday 9th October 2016
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