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    • Institution: SOM
    • Primary material: Ceramic

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Record ID: SOM-A977B9
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Fragment from the side of a Roman, probably South Gaulish (La Graufesenque) industry Samian plate or shallow bowl of Form 18 or 18/31, dating to the mid-late 1st century, AD 70-110. The fabric is hard fired, bright pinkish-red, non-micaceous, with occasional very fine white inclusions and sparse fine rounded black inclusions. The surface slip is a dark red. The remaining section is where the side met the base with a distinct carination on the outer face and a incised ring on the inner face but no step. The base thickens towards the centre. The side is at least 22.5mm tall and the she…
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-A90753
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three Roman ceramic sherd from Black Burnished ware (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset) vessels or a vessel, dating c. AD 75-410. All have are a hard fired, dark grey fabric with occasional brown areas on some sherd. 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, possibly shell or flint, rare grey/white angular inclusions <4mm, possibly limestone. Sherd 1: A rim sherd probably from a "dog-dish" type vessel. A plain, straight sided rim sherd with e…
Created on: Thursday 15th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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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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Record ID: SOM-56B5A1
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 three coarseware sherds; see also: SOM-559298, SOM-56E0C1 as well as briquetage, SOM-4874C1, SOM-4826B1, found alongside the rest of the material. 1. A large ceramic redware rim sherd of an orange, sandy fabric. Hard fired and oxidised throughout, containing relativey abundant fine grained, sub-angula…
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-559298
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 two sherds of probable Black Burnished Ware (BB1, from Wareham/Poole Harbour, Dorset); see also: SOM-56B5A1, SOM-56E0C1, as well as briquetage, SOM-4874C1, SOM-4826B1, found alongside the rest of the material. 1. A highly abraded probable rim sherd, probably of Black Burnished Ware (BB1, from Wareham/…
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-53E867
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two highly fragmentary Roman ceramic rim sherds, probably dating to c. AD 44-410. Probably representing two separate fabrics, and certainly representing two separate vessels. All breaks are worn. 1. A hard fired, reduced, sandy fabric, with grey surfaces and pale grey core. Containing relatively abundant, fine grained, sub-angular quartz and ferrous inclusions,
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CB030A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from the side of a Roman probably East Gaulish industry Samian flanged bowl of form 38 (or possibly 44), dating to AD 150-250 (Webster 1996:51). The fabric is medium hard fired, bright orange-red, non-micaceous, with abundent very small white inclusions visible with a lense and occasional rounded patinated larger inclusions, possibly chert. The surface slip is mostly lost but where it remains it appears to be a dark red with any satin finish lost. The remaining section is a section of the convex curved side wall with the abraded flange on the outer side. The outer edge of the…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CA9001
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from the side of a Roman probably Central Gaulish (Le Martres-de-Veyre) or East Gaulish industry Samian cup of form 27, dating to AD 100-160 (Webster 1996:13-14). The fabric is medium hard fired, bright orange-red, non-micaceous, with few visible inclusions apart from very, very sparse white inclusions. The surface slip is a dark red with a good satin finish. The remaining section is a complete profile of the side wall with beaded rim, strongly convex upper and lower sections with a distinct carination beteen the sections. The piece has cracked along the joint with the foot r…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C28122
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from the side of a Roman South Gaulish (La Graufesenque) industry Samian plate or bowl probably of form 18/31, dating to the late 1st century, AD 90-110 (Webster 1996:33-35). The fabric is medium hard fired, bright pinkish-red, non-micaceous, with fairly abundent very fine white inclusions. The surface slip is a dark red. The remaining section is part of the stongly curved upper part of the wall with a beaded rim. Just above the lower break there is a distinct carination to a more shallow angled side wall. A line on the inner face also marks this change. The side is at least …
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C127A8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from the side of a Roman South Gaulish (La Graufesenque) industry Samian cup of Form 27, dating to the mid-late 1st century, AD 60-100. The fabric is medium hard fired, bright pinkish-red, non-micaceous, with fairly abundent very fine white inclusions. The surface slip is a dark red. The remaining section is part of the stongly curved lower part of the base with a break where the foot ring attached and a break at the top where it stepped out. The side is at least 33.1mm tall and the sherd has worn breaks on all sides including the top edge. The sherd weighs 9.63g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C0B952
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from the side of a Roman South Gaulish (La Graufesenque) industry Samian bowl of Form Dr 29, dating to the mid-1st century, AD 50-70. The fabric is medium hard fired, bright pinkish-red, non-micaceous, with fairly abundent very fine white inclusions and occaisonal patinated quartz. The surface slip is a dark red. The remaining section is part of vertical side of bowl with worn breaks on all sides, includng the top. The secton is decorated with a broad horizontal band, the upper register, containing a scroll design of a of trailing vine the stem of which curves up and down in w…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C05DE1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from the side of a Roman Samian ware vertical sided bowl of South Gaulish industry form 30, dating to the later 1st century, c.AD 70-95. The fabric is medium hard fired, bright pinkish-red, non-micaceous, with fairly abundent very fine white inclusions. The surface slip is a dark red. The bowl is decorated with a series of cells divided by rope work cordons with at least two raised lines at th base. Rosettes decorate the junctions of the cordons and their bases. The cells in the remaining section include unclear, probably looped plant stalk to the left then three cells in a c…
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-BF49BC
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from the handle of a Roman flagon, probably New Forest ware dating to AD 260 to 370. The fabric is medium hard fired pale orange-buff with spase angular grog inclusions. The handle is a strip with raised edges on the front flanking a recessed central band. The sherd weighs 4.12g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-B00CEF
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two adjoining sherds of a probably Roman Samian or Samian imitation ware, possibly Early Central Gaulish (Lezoux), East Gaulish or other smaller imitative industry and dating from AD 100-300. The sherds seem to be from just below the rim of a large open vessel, probably a straight sided bowl similar to form 30 or 37 with a small part of the beaded rim visible in the top corner. The fabric appears to be a fairly hard fabric with few inclusions, occasional rounded stone (possibly iron stone, void only visible) and sparsely micaceous. The fabric has bright orange margins and in places a d…
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: SOM-587366
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval or Post-Medieval ceramic body sherd, probably dating to c. AD 1300-1600. A fine grained sandy fabric, with very abundant well sorted sub-rounded quartz and iron stone inclusions, <0.5mm. A reduced fabric, with oxidised interior surface and an abraded muted green copper glaze on the exterior, with occasional brown staining. Weight: 13.43g.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: SOM-4874C1
Object type: BRIQUETAGE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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Record ID: SOM-8B4F33
Object type: TESSERA
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A ceramic probable tessera of Roman date (c. AD 43 - 410). Of a very high fined pale grey ceramic, fine grained with a soapy texture. The probable tessera is sub-rectangular and assymetrical in shape, with traces of cement surviving on three of its faces. Dimensions: length 27.6mm; width 19.3mm; thickness 20.3mm; weight 22.04g.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F8191B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Body sherd from a small cup, bowl or jar with almost vertical sides. The fabric is mid orange with some fine quartz temper. The exterior is decorated with white slip interrupted by four turned parallel lines at the top and indented ovals with dignal scratches across them below. A yellow glaze over all appears brown on the inside and areas where the slip has been removed. This form of decoration is typical of South Somerset ware of the late 17th to 19th centurys altough the scratched ovals are slightly unusual.
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-030A32
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two Medieval ceramic rim sherds, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1500 and representing two separate vessels. Sherd 1: A red-orange oxidised fabric with a slightly reduced grey-biege core. The sherd consists of the rim and attachment point of a handle, the latter being shallowly plano-convex in cross section. The external face of the handle bears three deep, longitudinal scores, one truncated by the break, four similar scores have been incised into the internal surface of the rim, in line with the attachment of the handle. The fabric is relatively hard fired and sandy, containing an a…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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