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Record ID: SOMDOR-1C2192
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A rim sherd from an early Roman Samian ware Dragondorff form 37 decorated vessel. The rim has an external bead, below which is a plain band (the fact this is fairly narrow suggests a 1st century date) and below this is ovolo (egg-and-tongue) decoration. Very little of the decoration below the ovolo survives. The curvature suggests a rim diameter of 15cm. Dimensions: 60.7mm by 47.6mm by 9.2mm Weight: 22.14g
Created on: Friday 27th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford Peverell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-5FD8B5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A 13th-century coarseware pitcher broken into fifteen fragments, of which one is from the base, one is from the rim, three are from the handle and ten from the body. The handle sherds fit together into the complete handle, connecting with the rim and one body sherd. The total length of this handle is 195mm. The sherds range in size from 40.3 by 34.0mm, to 106.75 by 69.6mm, with a relatively uniform thickness of around 5.5mm. The handle sherds are thicker, at 22.65mm. There is an oval impressed decoration on the handle, which is overlaid with an incised line decoration; the slashes were…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yetminster CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-CB02D5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A sherd from a small green glazed beaker or double handled cup of early post medieval date. The sherd incorporates part of the rim and upper handle, which is set at an angle. The light buff fabric has few visible inclusions other than occasional specks of mica. The curvature of the surviving rim suggests a diameter of about 8cm. Dimensions: 31.80mm 30.82mm by 8.95mm Weight: 7.46g
Created on: Monday 24th April 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-E17F01
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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Three body sherds of hand-made pottery of Middle Bronze Age date. The sherds have been fired an orangey brown oxidised colour on the exterior surfaces and a reduced grey black on the interior. The fabric is very hard with a slight soapy feel and laminated fractures. The clay matrix contains a moderate to common (25-30%) amount of very well-sorted sub-rounded quartz grains measuring less than 0.25mm. There are also rare amounts of sub-rounded and well-sorted red and black iron oxides measuring less than 0.5mm. The fabric has been tempered with a sparse amount (10%) of sub-angular well-s…
Created on: Wednesday 19th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-F66031
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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Two sherds of hand-made pottery of Middle Bronze Age date. The two undiagnostic body sherds have orangey brown oxidised exteriors and reduced brown grey interiors. One of the sherds exhibits a slightly brighter orange surface and a burnt interior. The clay matrix for these sherds contains a moderate to common (25-30%) amount of very well-sorted sub-rounded quartz grains measuring less than 0.25mm. There are also rare amounts of sub-rounded and well-sorted red and black iron oxides measuring less than 0.5mm. The fabric has been tempered with a common amount (30%) of sub-angular well-sor…
Created on: Thursday 20th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-F68A17
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A sherd of hand-made pottery of Middle Bronze Age date. The coarse textured sherd has a slight oxidisied buff to brown exterior and a reduced dark grey/brown interior. Its thickness suggests it is part of a vessel base. The clay matrix contains a moderate to common (25-30%) amount of very well-sorted sub-rounded quartz grains measuring less than 0.25mm. There are also rare amounts of sub-rounded and well-sorted red and black iron oxides measuring less than 0.5mm. The fabric has been tempered with a common amount (30%) of sub-angular moderately-sorted calcined flint measuring between 0.…
Created on: Thursday 20th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-F6BD03
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Ten sherds of hand-made pottery of Middle Bronze Age date. Nine of the sherds are undiagnostic body sherds and the remaining one is a very abraded rim. Less that 5% of the rim has survived, making it very difficult to decipher its form and diameter, but it does appear to be slightly globular in shape. The colour of the sherds vary, but generally they have oxidised orangey brown exteriors and reduced grey/brown interiors. The clay matrix contains a moderate to common (25-30%) amount of very well-sorted sub-rounded quartz grains measuring less than 0.25mm. There are also rare amounts of …
Created on: Thursday 20th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-4F08F5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two sherds of hand-made pottery of Middle Bronze Age date. One has been oxidised orangey-brown all the way through. This may have happened after it was broken as the oxidisation visible in the fractures is slightly patchy and it has a softer more soapy feel than the other sherd. The other sherd has an orangey exterior and grey/brown interior. The clay matrix contains a moderate to common (25-30%) amount of very well-sorted sub-rounded quartz grains measuring less than 0.25mm. There are also rare amounts of sub-rounded and well-sorted red and black iron oxides measuring less than 0.5mm.…
Created on: Monday 24th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-4F1F71
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Five sherds of hand-made pottery of Middle Bronze Age date. The sherds have oxidised orangey-brown exterior and interior surfaces and reduced grey/brown cores. The clay matrix contains a moderate to common (25-30%) amount of very well-sorted sub-rounded quartz grains measuring less than 0.25mm. There are also rare amounts of sub-rounded and well-sorted red and black iron oxides measuring less than 0.5mm. The fabric has been tempered with sparse (3%) sub-angular, poorly sorted calcined flint inclusions measuring between 0.5mm and 5mm. The also contain rare (1%) amounts of sub-angular we…
Created on: Monday 24th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-E23CE2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
base angle sherd from a Corfe Mullen ware Roman flagon or jar (AD 50-100). The vessel had a circular foot ring and bulbous lower body. The fabric is buff-white clour and coarse with no visible surface treatment. The edges are abraded. The sherd measures 76.35mm x 52.23mm, is up to 10.29mm thick and weighs 53.47g.
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-E47998
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-E5F943
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
a very small sherd of Roman Samian ware, probably from the Central Gaul (Lezoux) region (AD 120-200). The slip is orange-brown in colour (typical of products from central Gaul) and is not fired to the same temperature as the South Gaulish wares. There is no visible decoration. The sherd measures 16.09mm x 15.04mm x 2.38mm thick. It weighs 0.76g
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-E63610
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two small sherds of late Romano-British fine colour coated ware (AD 240-399). One sherd has a hard buff-brown fabric with light grey core and probably derives from the New Forest area. It has the remains of a dark brown-purple slip on the exterior surface and measures 29.82mm x 25.52mm x up to 6.00mm thick. It weighs 5.16g. The second sherd has a slightly softer dark orange fabric with orange-purple exterior surface coated with a dark purple-brown slip. This sherd probably derives from the Oxfordshire area and measures 32.56mm x 27.90mm x 5.84mm thick and weighs 7.80g. The oxfordshire…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-DC03C1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim sherd from a Roman black burnished ware flanged bowl, measuring 36.59mm by 23.54mm by 12.3mm and weighing 9.04g. The sherd has a reduced grey fabric with abundant quartz sand temper. It is heavily abraded, with slight traces of burnishing below the flange and in the lid seat.
Created on: Wednesday 30th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford Peverell area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-846B54
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sherd from the centre of a base from a Samian ware bowl or plate, dating from the mid 1st to mid 3rd century AD. The triangular sherd measures 71.19mm in length by 48.83mm in width and is 5.90mm thick. The fabric is an orangey pink with occasional white flecks but no mica, so it is likely to have been produced at La Graufesenque in southern Gaul. Weight 20.37g
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bincombe area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-A98A42
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small rim sherd from a medieval jug. The pale grey reduced fabric has darker grey surfaces and dense coarse quartz sand temper. The rim has an external bead which is decorated with incised parallel vertical lines. The slightly concave interior surface may indicate that the vessel had a lid seat. Dimensions: 26.57mm by 14mm by 8.54mm Weight: 2.98g
Created on: Friday 17th March 2006
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: SOMDOR-FB7105
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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Record ID: SOMDOR-44B433
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
9 abraded sherds of medieval coarse ware pottery recovered from casual observation of ground works for a pipe line at Higher Weathergrove, Sandford Orcas, Dorset. The assemblage is divided between two fabric types. The first of which comprises five body sherds and one base sherd of 11th-12th century cooking pot. The fabric generally has a light grey or buff core with buff, brown or orange surfaces. The inclusions consist of frequent poorly sorted rounded and sub rounded quartz (some white and some rose coloured), occasional angular flint or chert and oolitic limestone
Created on: Friday 10th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandford Orcas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-46E728
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
30 small and abraded sherds of medieval pottery recovered during casual fieldwalking from a single field in Sandford Orcas. In general the sherds vary in size from 46.51mm x 33.53mm x 6.11mm thick (9.96g) to 9.99mm x 9.49mm x 4.94mm thick (0.49g). Of the 30 sherds only 4 are rim sherds and two are base sherds. The rims tend to be flattened and the bases flat. The assemblage can be broadly divided into two main fabric types. the first fabric type comprises 10 body sherds of a reduced grey fabric, occasionally with oxidised orange or buff/brown surfaces. Inclusions are coarse and consis…
Created on: Friday 10th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sanndford Orcas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-56D937
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Seven sherds of Black Burnished Ware pottery dating from the 1st to 4th centuries AD. The sherds include a Greyhound Yard type 63 jar rim, slightly flared with external raised ridge on neck and lid seat on interior surface. The fabric is grey and sandy with surfaces burnished dark grey/black. Date range for this type of rim is 250-400AD. The fabric is probably variant fabric 1Bii, possibly of local origin in the south or west Somerset region. It measures 55.86 x 54.65 x 8.79mm thick (49.99g) Another rim sherd was from a small open bowl with incised groove bead rim and incised groove i…
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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