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Record ID: SOM-4874C1
Object type: BRIQUETAGE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A fragment of Roman ceramic briquetage, a bar fragment, probably daitng to c. AD 250-410. The bar is sub-rectangular in plan, with relatively abraded breaks, and rectangular in cross section, measuring 43.3mm by 42.0mm. The fabric of the bar is consistent with other briquetage fragments in the same assemblage, being oxidised and with an extremely abundant, coarse organic temper, varying in colour between brick red, lilac and buff-white; the variation in colour caused by chlorides in the salt bleaching of the iron oxides in the clay. Total weight: 133.47g. A number of salterns ar…
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-4826B1
Object type: BRIQUETAGE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Three fragments of Roman ceramic briquetage slabs, probably daitng to c. AD 250-410. The slabs are irregular in plan and flat in cross section, with one likely surviving to its original thickness (no.1: c. 21.3mm thick; 89.5g in weight), the other two fragments (no. 2: 15.1mm thick; 64.6g in weight; no. 3: 12.0mm thick; 67.7g in weight) having lost their original surfaces. The fragments are of a uniform fabric, oxidised and with an extremely abundant, coarse organic temper. In colour the fabric varies both between and on fragments, ranging from brick red, to lilac and buff-white; the …
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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