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    • Broad period: ROMAN
    • Created by: Robert Webley
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Record ID: SOM-74CCA5
Object type: BRIQUETAGE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A fragment of briquetage of Roman date. The briquetage, coarse ceramic material, is irregular in shape with only one surviving original flat surface. This latter is more oxidised than the core and bears imprints possibly of organic material. Briquetage is the name for coarse fired ceramic objects, evaporating vessels and supporting pillars, used in the production of salt. There is a known saltworks at East Huntspill and therefore unsurprising that this fragment was found here. The ceramic supporting pillar is not closely datable but salt working is known in this area from the…
Created on: Wednesday 4th September 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4th September 2013
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