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    • Broad period: ROMAN
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    • Primary material: Ceramic
    • County: Somerset

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Record ID: SOM-1D21FF
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Six Roman ceramic sherds from greyware vessels, dating to c. AD 43 - 410. Five are body sherds, one is the slightly flaring everted rim of a closed vessel with a rolled outer edge. All are relatively high fired with abundent poorly sorted sand temper. Much of the temper is medium sized, patinated quartz up to 1.5mm with occasional pieces up to 2mm and some smaller pieces. occasional rounded ironstone up to 1.5mm becoming common in some sherds.Not visibly micaceaous. All are too small to estimate the diameter or the exact form. All are abraded, some highly. Total weight: 29.23g.
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1CB716
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three Roman ceramic sherds from Black Burnished ware (BB1, two definitely from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset, one possibly south west variant) vessels, dating c. AD 250 - 410. All are rim sherds from straight sided bowls with a dropped flange, the profile suggests at least two vessels are represented. A relatively fine grained, hard black - dark grey fabric throughout, with evidence of blacker slip and burnishing on both the interior and exterior surface and worn away at the top edge. Moderate sub-rounded to sub-angular translucent quartz inclusions, <1.5mm, occasional white angular…
Created on: Friday 18th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Withycombe CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-372029
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rim sherd of a Roman Black Burnished Ware jar, probably BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset, dating c. AD 100-410. The rim is everted with a rounded or beaded outer edge, now worn and broken. The piece is too small to estimate the diameter. There is extensive thick burnishing surviving on the outside and inside of the rim and outside of the body. The fabric is hard fired, dark grey and contains abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz, <1mm, rare sub-angular orange/brown iron stone, <1.8mm and occasional sub-angular white inclusions, <1mm, possibly flint. It weighs 15.04g.…
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chilton Cantelo CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D54636
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Rim sherd from a large, closed, form, a cooking or storage vessel of Roman greyware dating to AD 43-410. The sherd consists of the constricted neck and the turned out rim which has a thickened and rounded outer edge. A relatively soft fired, reduced, micaceous, sandy greyware with brown margins and grey core. It has abundent poorly sorted sand temper and occasional larger irregularly shaped soft chalk or more probably limestone inclusions up to 3.5mm in diameter and very occasional rounded ironstone up to 1mm. The piece of pot measures 92.24mm in length, 42.41mm in width, 7.19mm in t…
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westonzoyland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-BD8DD4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman ceramic sherd from a Black Burnished ware (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) vessel, dating c. AD 250 - 410. A rim sherd originally from a straight sided bowl with a dropped flange. A relatively fine grained, hard black fabric throughout, with evidence of burnishing on both the interior and exterior surface and worn away at the top edge. Moderate sub-rounded to sub-angular translucent quartz inclusions, <1.5mm, occasional white angular feldspar inclusions, most <1mm and some <2.5mm, and rare orange/brown iron stone, <1.5mm. Length: 45.8mm, Width: 24.2mm, Thi…
Created on: Monday 26th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-331B20
Object type: POT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman ceramic rim sherd from a Black Burnished Ware (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) vessel, probably a bowl, probably dating to c. AD 44-150. A hard fired dark grey/black fabric with an abundant sub-angular quartz temper, burnished on both the internal and external surface. It is from a simple open-mouthed vessel with a beaded rim and no decoration. The sherd measures 28.67mm in length, 20.45mm in width and weighs 5.01g. A similar example can be found in Seager Smith and Davies (1993) form 13, dated to between the first century and the early second century AD.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-CE03DE
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Two heavily abraded sherds Roman Black Burnished Ware vessels (probably BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) dating c. AD 75-410. The larger is an everted rim from a large jar, probably Seager-Smith & Davies' type 2, dating to c. AD 100-410, 120mm in external diameter at the rim, 18g. The second is a body sherd from unclear vessel with good burnishing surviving on the outer side. Both have are a hard fired, dark grey fabric with occasional brown areas. The fabric contains abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz, <1.5mm, rare sub-angular orange/brown iron stone, <1.5mm an…
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4E010B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Five heavily abraded body sherds Roman Black Burnished Ware vessels (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) dating c. AD 75-410. All are too fragmentary to establish the form although the range of thicknesses and firing suggests more than one vessel is represented. All have are a hard fired, dark grey fabric with occasional brown areas on some sherds and one unusually a mid gray on the inner (abraded) face. The fabric contains abundant sub-rounded translucent quartz, <1.5mm, rare sub-angular orange/brown iron stone, <1.5mm, occasional sub-angular white inclusions, <1.5mm, p…
Created on: Saturday 4th August 2018
Last updated: Saturday 4th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4DDBC3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three heavily abraded body sherds and one base sherd of Roman greyware vessels. The base sherd is a small fragment from a narrow based vessel with sides that are expanding outwards at around 75 degrees to the base, probably a jar. The micaceous fabric varies from pale to mid-grey with a silty texture, abundent fine sand temper and occasional (5-10%) rounded inclusion up to 1mm, probably limestone or other grey stone. 22g in total weight.
Created on: Saturday 4th August 2018
Last updated: Saturday 4th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-56E0C1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small assemblage of Roman ceramic sherds, comprising of two rim sherds, a probable rim sherd, a base sherd and two body sherds. At least five fabrics are represented, with at least as many vessels, although likely more. With one exception, all breaks are fresh. This record discusses a relatively fine walled rim sherd; see also: SOM-559298, SOM-56B5A1, as well as briquetage, SOM-4874C1, SOM-4826B1, found alongside the rest of the material. A relatively soft fired reduced sandy greyware with brown margins and grey core. A fine grained micaeous fabric containing frequent fine, sub-r…
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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