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Record ID: DOR-85D737
Object type: VESSEL
County: Dorset
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Fragment of rim from a copper alloy vessel. This is probably a rim from a cauldron or similar vessel. The rim is pointed and has an external bead. The vessel wall is thinned from the rim.The interior surface appaers smoothed whilst the exterior is rough and un-polished. There is clear evidence of mending of this vessel in the form of two rivet holes (one whole, with partial rivet and one incomplete). These were probably used to fix a plate of sheet metal (not present) to join a split in the vessel wall just below the rim. Medieval to post medieval. Possibly 15th to 17th century. Dimen…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-0F2A67
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Rim of a medieval pottery jar. A sagging based cooking jar. Lorraine Mepham has identified this as 10th to 12th century in date and originating from Southern England, possibly Hampshire. The fabric has a slightly soapy texture and is coarsely tempered with abundant limestone and occasional flint and grog. The fabric is reduced and grey in colour, and there are patches of orange-brown oxidisation on the external surface. The rim is tall, slightly everted and plain. There is a groove between the base of the rim and the shoulder and the outer surface is wiped in places. The vessel body is…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-4B1815
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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1 sherd of coarse flint tempered pottery (pieces up to 7 mm). Oxidised red surfaces with a reduced black core. Body sherd. Handmade. Date: Probably Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age Weight: 5 g
Created on: Monday 21st January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-858F35
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Cast, copper alloy leg probably from a copper alloy vessel. It is sub-circular with a paw-like lobed shape at the front (five lobes, one large in the centre with two smaller each side). At the back is a wide, vertical groove. the underside is uneven. The top surface is higher at one side than the other, probably to allow for attachment to a vessel. Date: Post-medieval Dimensions: 24.15 mm x 36.16 mm x 24.87 mm Weight: 115.97 g
Created on: Saturday 12th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-8A37C4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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One small sherd of medieval pottery. Externally glazed earthernware. The fabric is greyish-white with abundant sand temper. The exterior surface has been decorated with an applied thin circular blob of clay which has then been stamped with a large ring and dot motif. The decoration is of a darker grey with some red oxidisation. Over the top of the decoration and the rest of the sherd there is a thin coating of light green glaze. At thin walled sherd, most likely a sherd from a jug as these are the most commonly decorated and glazed vessels. Probably a product of the East Dorset industr…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-DC6575
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy vessel. A piece of cauldron or skillet rim. The rim is pointed with a slight internal bead. The external surface is rough cast. Date: Late medieval to Post-medieval - 15th to 17th Century Dimensions:48.95 mm x 41.40 mm x 23.52 mm Weight: 18.84 g
Created on: Tuesday 22nd April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-DC8742
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy vessel. Probably a piece of a bowl or lid. The rim is flat topped and has an internal bead. The external and internal surfaces are rough cast. Date: Late medieval to Post-medieval - 15th to 17th Century Dimensions: 30.02 mm x 67.35 mm x 7.35 mm Weight: 52 g
Created on: Tuesday 22nd April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-194EE1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of coarse flint tempered pottery (pieces up to 7 mm). Oxidised red surfaces on the exterior, reduced black on the interior with a reduced grey-brown core. Thick walled body sherd. Handmade vessel. Date: Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age Weight: 6 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-1A3786
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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1 sherd of earthernware pottery with abundant fine sand (> 1 mm) temper and occasional haematite pieces (up to 1 mm). The exterior and interior surfaces are oxidised to a pale orangey pink whilst the core is buff in colour. There is some sooting on the exterior surface. A damaged rim sherd from near the rim, probably from a jar. Heavily abraded. Probably 13th to early 14th century coarseware from East Dorset industries. Weight: 15 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-1A5486
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of earthernware pottery . A reddish brown and dark grey coarseware with abundant, coarse, rounded sand temper (up to 1.5 mm). The fabric is largely reduced black to brown apart from the internal surface which is oxidised reddish orange. Slightly abraded. A thin walled body sherd, probably from a cooking jar. Handmade. Date: 12th to 13th century coarseware from the East Dorset/South Wiltshire industries. Weight: 3 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-2DCB21
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy jug handle. A curvilinear/leaf-shaped lower terminal escutcheon with relief decoration of two human feet. There are traces of solder at the back where the escutcheon would have attached to the body of the jug and the surface is keyed by diagonal scoring to improve adherance. The escutcheon is slightly curved to accomodate the curve of the jug to which it was attached. Date: Roman - possibly 1st to 2nd century Dimensions: 49.33 mm x 33.59 mm x 5.67 mm Weight: 21.62 g
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-529CA4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One sherd of Samian ware. A soft brownish-orange fabric with moderate mica and occasional iron ore pieces. The slip is brownish-red, dull and thinly applied. There are traces of a maker's mark on the interior surface ( M------------). A footring from a bowl. Probably Lezoux fabric from Central Gaul. Date: Roman - c. AD 120 - 200 Weight: 20.50 g
Created on: Thursday 21st May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-BFB432
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of black burnished ware. Reduced grey fabric with abundant rounded quartz sand temper. The exterior surface is burnished with a plain band of burnish on the upper part and obtuse angle cross hatching below it. Some abrasion. A body sherd from a jar. Date: Roman - 2nd to 3rd century (suggested by the angle of the lattice decoration) Weight: 18 g
Created on: Friday 6th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-BF09D8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 large sherd of internally glazed red ware. The fabric is reduced pale grey with an oxidised exterior surface and tempered with fine sand. The internal surface is covered in a pale green glaze which also overlaps the rim. A rim sherd from a jar. The rim is wide and slightly everted with an internal lid seat at its base. On the exterior of the rim at the vessel shoulder is an applied strip with thumb decoration. Wheelmade. Some abrasion. Date: Early post-medieval - late 16th to 17th century
Created on: Friday 6th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-B72865
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One sherd of black burnished ware (Poole/Wareham fabric). Reduced black fabric with abundant rounded quartz sand temper. The surfaces are quite abraded, but there are traces of burnish on both the interior and exterior surfaces. A curving rim sherd from a lid (WA type 25). The rim has a dropped flange is handmade and abraded. This form is present from the early 3rd century to the 4th century (Seagar-Smith, R, and Davies, S 1993, Roman Pottery, p. 235 in Excavations at Greyhound Yard, Dorchester 1981 - 4, by Peter J Woodward, Susan M Davies and Alan H Graham, Dorset Natural History and…
Created on: Monday 28th February 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 13th April 2011
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Record ID: DOR-B77E78
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
3 sherds of Black Burnished ware. Grey to black reduced fabric with abundant rounded quartz sand temper. The surfaces are generally burnished. Poole/Wareham fabric. All the sherds are slightly abraded. The vessels were handmade and comprise of 3 rim sherds of WA type 20, "dog-dish". Two sherds have no visible decoration and date from the 1st to the 4th century. One sherd has scratching on the outer face from wiping and dates from the 3rd to the 4th century. Date: Roman - 1st to 4th century Weight: 101.42g
Created on: Monday 28th February 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 13th April 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marnhull', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B88180
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the base of an open bowl, Black Burnished ware Pool and Wareham fabric. Oxidised fabric with a reduced dark grey core. Tempered with abundant fine sand. The sherd is abraded, the vessel is handmade. The outer surface of the base has been scratched after firing, Wessex Archaeology decoration 59. Date: Roman - 1st to 4th century Weight: 68.65g
Created on: Monday 28th February 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 13th April 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marnhull', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B96C16
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
3 body sherds of greyware. A grey reduced fabric (1 sherd has been burnished on the outer face) with sand and grit temper and some voids visible on the surface. Moderately abraded with some spalling on the surface. Date: Roman - 2nd to 4th century Weight: 33.26g
Created on: Monday 28th February 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 13th April 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marnhull', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-FB07C5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two sherds of colour coated New Forest fineware. The fabric is fine and well fired with a reduced pale grey core and oxidised margins. The surfaces were covered in a grey-brown slip which has been abraded away over much of the exterior surfaces. One plain rim from a a beaker with cordon decoration. One body sherd with rouletted decoration. Wheelmade. Heavily abraded. Date: Late Roman - c. AD 260 - 370 Weight: 7.03 g
Created on: Thursday 3rd March 2011
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Record ID: DOR-FBD5E0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a glass vessel. The oval footring or folded rim of a flask with a narrow stem or neck The glass is pale yellow-green. The surface is iridescent as a result of decay. A thin-walled blown vessel. Date: Possibly Roman Dimensions: 31.23 mm x 29.74 mm x 11.29 mm Weight: 6.28 g
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2012
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fifehead Magdalen', grid reference and parish protected.


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