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Record ID: SOMDOR-E7A976
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One sherd of black burnished ware. Reduced grey core with patchily oxidised surfaces. Abundant rounded quartz sand temper. There is decoration on the exterior in the form of numerous randomly spaced, circular, shallow, cupped indentations. Thick walled body sherd. Heavily abraded. Identified as possibly Late Iron Age pottery by Lorraine Mepham of Wessex Archaeology. Handmade. 1st century BC to mid 1st century AD.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-E7C7F5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One sherd of earthenware. Reduced blak fabric with redddish brown oxidised exterior surface. Frequent fine sand and hgrog temper. Very thick walled body sherd, probably from a storage vessel. Heavily abraded. Identified as Mid to Late Iron Age pottery by Lorraine Mepham of Wessex Archaeology. Handmade. 3rd to 1st centuries BC.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-E71E57
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Three sherds of black burnished ware pottery. Wareham/Poole product. Black to dark grey reduced fabric with abundant rounded quartz sand temper. Comprising: one rim sherd from a flanged bowl. The flange is approx. 5 mm below the plain rim. There are burnish lines on the exterior surface. This sherd is heavily abraded. One rim sherd from a small jar with a bead rim. There is a wide band of heavy burnish immediately below the rim. Very little abrasion. One , undiagnostic body sherd. Thick walled vessel. Heavily abraded. Roman pottery. Handmade. The rim forms suggest a date of around …
Created on: Monday 30th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-E75A06
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two sherds of unglazed earthenware. Reduced pale grey core with oxidised surfaces. Dense fine sand temper. Two undiagnostic body sherds. Heavily abraded. Medieval pottery. Handmade. 12th to mid 14th centuries.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-E76EA0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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One sherd of unglazed earthenware. Reduced pale grey core with oxidised surfaces. Frequent rounded sand temper (up to 1.5 mm) visible at the surface. Undiagnostic body sherd. Abraded.Medieval pottery. Handmade. 12th to mid 14th centuries.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-E77D17
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One sherd of green glazed earthenware. Reduced pale grey core with oxidised surfaces. Fine sand temper. The glaze is applied externally only and is a dark olive green in colour. Undiagnostic body sherd, but as it is glazed it is most likely to be from a jug. Light abrasion. Late Medieval pottery. Wheelmade. 15th to mid 16th centuries.
Created on: Monday 30th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-4B7FA1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is a vessel lid. It is sub circular in plan, with a sub-semi circular platform protruding from one edge. There are at least 5 very small angular protrusions which are probably decorative. The upper surface is slightly convex, the under surface is concave. Only the upper surface is decorated. The decoration is in the form of ‘ring and dots’ forming a border around the edge, and an inner circle which has trefoils of ‘ring and dot’ designs in the centre. There are also two fine concentric grooves between the inner and outer ‘ring and dot’ borders. The semi-circular …
Created on: Friday 11th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-AEE294
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of pottery. Pale grey reduced fabric with buff and brown slipped surfaces. Abundant fine sand temper with occasional flint and stone pieces (up to 3 mm). Rim sherd from a thin-walled jar. The rim is cupped/swan-necked to provide an internal lid seat. 13.17 g. Handmade. Slightly abraded. Late 12th to mid 14th century
Created on: Wednesday 16th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-AF12A2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of pottery. Black reduced fabric with oxidised deep red interior surface. Abundant fine and rounded sand temper with occasional other stone pieces (up to 5 mm). Base sherd from a thin-walled jar. The base is flat. 11.34 g. Handmade. Slightly abraded. Late 12th to mid 14th century
Created on: Wednesday 16th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-74BF56
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 body sherd with a drilled hole. Reduced fabric with very fine sand tempering. There is a smoothed outer surface.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-74DF03
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 rim sherd from a bowl. It has a pale grey fabric with fine to medium sand temper
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-74EB72
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 rim sherd from a cooking vessel probably a bowl. Oxidised fabric with fine to medium sand tempering. Fine outer surface with external sooting. The rim is lid seated rim.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-74FD43
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 rim sherd from a flagon or jug. It has an internal bead rim. There is external green glaze stripes. Thumbed applied clay decoration over original wheel finished surface, some of it removed. It has applied oxidised decoration. It has a reduced fabric with a fine sand temper.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-7397D2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
7 sherds of pottery from a handmade, thin walled, sagging base cooking jar. The sherds have a fine sand temper with ocassional coarse sand, sparse chalk and mica. The outer surfaces are oxidised with a slightly reduced core. There is sooting on the inner surfaces. The flat everted rim has been knife trimmed.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-E9ED10
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy pot leg. A small tapering pot leg from a tripod vessel. It is flat at the back, convex at the front. It has a collar at one end with a tapering leg below
Created on: Thursday 15th April 2004
Last updated: Wednesday 30th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cerne Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-EA01F6
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy pot leg. It is a small pot leg from a tripod vessel. It is flat at the back, convex at the front. There is a collar at one end with a leg below. The foot is slightly tri-lobed.
Created on: Thursday 15th April 2004
Last updated: Wednesday 30th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cerne Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-EA1671
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy pot leg. It is a small pot leg from a tripod vessel. It is flat at the back, convex at the front. There is a collar at one end with a leg below. The foot is slightly tri-lobed.
Created on: Thursday 15th April 2004
Last updated: Wednesday 30th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cerne Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-7ECC61
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of Samian ware vessel. Possible bowl or cup fragment. Fine oxidised orang-pink fabric with patchily applied and discoloured red slip. The slip has discoloured to a brownish red in places indicating a misfiring. Sherd from the base of a cip or bowl. Concave externall, convex internally. Internal surface retains traces of a maker's stamp. Small sherd with some abrasion.
Created on: Tuesday 4th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-8F18B1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy object. Probably a pot leg. It is arrow shaped protruding from a slightly curved lump of copper alloy. Possibly one of tripod legs from a cooking pot. Very pitted possibly through cleaning.
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-B98D42
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sherd of Black Burnished ware pottery. Dark grey to black fabric with abundant, rounded, quartz sand temper. Some burnished areas. Some abrasion. D sectioned handle with groove and rib decoration.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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