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    • Institution: SOM
    • Primary material: Ceramic

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Record ID: SOM-F8191B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-030A32
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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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 abun…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-028FBE
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Five Medieval ceramic sherds, probably dating to c. AD 1100-1400. Although there is variation within the fabrics represented, all are coarse grained with an abundant sand temper, in the case of some sherds the fabric is becoming friable. The tempers all contain abundant coarse grained translucent quartz inclusions, <2mm, varying between rounded and sub-angular between the sherds. Angular crushed flint is also visible in the temper of most of the sherds, clearly heat-treated in some cases, <3mm, as well as ferrous inclusions, angular crushed shale, <3.5mm, as well as probable l…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-023A03
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Three undiagnostic Medieval ceramic body sherds, probably dating to c. AD 1100-1400. All likely derive from open mouthed vessels ('cooking-pots'), although the sherds are too fragmentary for a judgment of form to be made. Although there is variation in the fabrics represented, all are coarse grained with an abundant sand temper, all containing sub-rounded quartz, but with limestone and probable crushed flint also present in varying degrees of prominence. One sherd, with occasional sub-angular limestone inclusions, <1.5mm, is completely reduced, the other sherds have reduced cores bu…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-FDB0EB
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A roman ceramic samian ware rim sherd, probably Central Gaulish Lezoux fabric, dating to c. AD 120-200. A hard, fine grained orange-brown fabric with an darker orange-brown slip, containing extremely fine grained sparse micaeous flecks and white inclusions, as well as rare quartz and potential iron stones. The sherd is too small to allow for an estimation of form, but probably comes from a beaker or bowl. Weight: 0.44g. Samian Ware was produced in Gaul from the mid 1st to the mid 3rd century. The fabric and colour of this example suggests it may be a Central Gaulish ware, probably St…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-2D5C5A
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Devon
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Sub-spherical fired clay bead of uncertain date. The bead is circular in cross section and slightly flattened top and bottom with a circular hole 3.0mm in diameter running through it. It is fairly soft fired and bright orange in colour, there are possible traces of a dark surface, glazing or painting. It is 11.1mm in diameter and 8.4mm wide and weighs 1.07g. Due to the plainess of this item it is hard to suggest a date but such beads are known from the Roman period onwards.
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-DA574A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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One body sherd from a black burnished ware jar. The sherd has part of a unburnished (thus raised) panel with criss-cross drawn on it with a smoothing tool. The lozenges of the criss cross are relatively taller than they are wide. Hard fired fabric with mid grey-orange internal surface and dark grey-black outer, with abundant fine quartz inclusions, <0.5mm, and common flecks of mica, occasional small (<1mm) orange and soft white inclusions. The sherd has relatively fresh breaks on three sides and one more abraded, is 5.6mm thick and weighs 14.7g. Probably a South West variant f…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-33D9F9
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman ceramic body sherd from an Nene valley colour-coated ware vessel of uncertain form, dating to c. AD 150-400. A very fined walled vessel of a biege-yellow fabric with few visible inclusions in the hand, both surfaces are coated with a dark red-brown slip and the external face is decorated with rouletted decoration. This consists of a repeated zig-zag pattern underneath three plain bands. Weight: 2.68g.
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-339986
Object type: VESSEL
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. A simple open-mouthed vessel with a beaded rim and no decoration, most likely Seager-Smith and Davies' form 15, dated to between the first century BC and the early second century AD, however in the absence of any prehistoric material and with a large amount of Roman material in the vicinity an exclusivel…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-3338F4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Two Roman ceramic sherds of an uncertain slipped, oxidised fabric representing a single vessel and probably dating to c. AD 200-400. A hard sandy fabric, oxidised throughout with a buff-orange surface and yellow/pink-orange core and internal surface. The fabric is very micaeous, with abundant fine grained, well sorted black grit inclusions and larger, less common rounded quartz, <1.5mm. Traces of a brown/black slip survive under the rim. The sherds appear to have been part of a fine walled, necked jar with an everted rim. The two sherds fit and have been affixed by the finder using …
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-326941
Object type: MORTARIUM
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman ceramic body sherd of a oxfordshire red/brown-slipped ware mortarium, probably dating to c. AD 240-400. A relatively soft fired micaeous orange fabric with a reduced grey core and containing frequent ironstone inclusions. Embedded into the internal surface are angular triation grits of white quartz, c. <5mm. Weight: 23.76g.
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
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Record ID: SOM-1D4CEA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman ceramic samian ware sherd, probably of Central Gaulish Lezoux fabric, dating to c. AD 120-200. With the exception of two grooves on its internal surface, the sherd is undecorated and is too fragmentary to alloy for an estimation of form. A hard, orange fabric with occassional micaeous flecks, sparce fine quartz with sparce iron stone and rare limestone inclusions. Both surfaces are coated in a dull red-brown slip. Weight: 4.61g. Samian Ware was produced in Gaul from the mid 1st to the mid 3rd century. The fabric and colour of this example suggests it may be a Central Gaulish w…
Created on: Thursday 26th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-D56970
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rim sherd from a Medieval cooking vessel (open jar) of 12-13th century date. Flat rim 21.6mm wide projecting out horizontally from the side wall with a rounded outed edge and rounded projecting on the inner face. The lower part of the rim, below this horizontal projecting appears to be slightly concave and to have broken before the carination where the vessel wall would have expanded out again. Dark buff fabric with traces of sooting on inner face. Granite grits and quartz temper, poorly sorted, angular and up to 1.8mm across with occasional tourmaline. The piece is 60.4mm long and wei…
Created on: Monday 4th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: SOM-56499C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of the body and handle from a 15th-17th century glazed jug in a dark grey fabric. The fabric has some (c 10%) very fine sand temper with dark patinated chert inclusions up to 1.7mm. There are marks of wheel throwing on the interior and the handle starts to project upwards just at the point the body starts to narrow, presumably towards th neck constriction. The handle appears to be a pulled strip with straight sides and deep stabbing on the front. there are extensive remains of very dark brown glaze and the fabric has oxidised under the glaze. The glaze is patchy with uncovered…
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-562EE0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman ceramic vessel rim sherd, probably from a storage vessel, probably dating to c. AD 43-410. A dark grey fabric with oxidised surface (ranging between white/buff to orange in colour), and an abundant, coarse grained sand temper with abundant sub-rounded to sub-angular quartz, <2mm. Probably from a storage vessel with an everted rim. Weight: 7.49g.
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-55FA94
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman ceramic vessel rim sherd, from an uncertain vessel form, probably dating to c. AD 43-410. A pale red-orange oxidised fabric with a reduced core, with a very fine sand temper and occasional ferrous inclusions, <1mm. Potentially from a bowl with a dropped flange, or perhaps more likely, a storage vessel with a slightly constricted neck and a horizontal flange forming a lid rest. Weight: 10.44g.
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-55A401
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two Roman ceramic vessel body sherds, potentially from the same vessel although the two do not fit. From an uncertain vessel form, probably a storage vessel, dating to c. AD 43-410. Both sherds of an identical fabric; a grey ware with grey-brown surfaces and core and red-brown margins, with an anbundant fine-grained sand temper of fine grained unidentified black grit and sub-rounded quartz, as well as common micaeous inclusions and iron stone, <0.5mm. Both sherds represent the attachment point of one end of a handle, these were probably applied with the join smoothed and pressure ap…
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-559C74
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Rim sherd from probably a Medieval vessel c. AD 1250-1500. The sherd has a rim projecting out at 90 degrees to the body with a rounded outer edge. The upper part of the body / lower part of the rim is slightly concave. High fired pale orange fabric. Abundent (over 30%) fine to occasionally medium sand temper with occasional fine rounded ironstone and grog inclusion and occasional large limestone inclusions up to 5.5mm. traces of white slip coatng on the outerside. Slightly abraded breaks. 7.87g.
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-5500E8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman ceramic vessel rim sherd from a small jar, dating to c. AD 43-410. A fine-walled, sand tempered grey ware vessel, with abundant micaeous inclusions, and abundant, fine grained, sub-rounded unidentified black grit, <0.25mm, aas well as rare sub-angular iron stone, <0.5mm. From a small jar with an everted rim, althogh undecorated, the external surface has been burnished or wiped. Weight: 3.19g.
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-54E69D
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Fragment of a pulled strap handle from a Medieval - Early Post Medieval vessel, probably a jug, c. 1250-1600. The handle has a central indent on the front flanked by rouned sides which are thicker. The surface is abraded but there was possibly originally slip decoration. No glaze survives. The indented strip down the front is irregular with two or three shallowly indented lines running down it. High fired pale orange fabric, probably greensand derived. Abundent (over 25%) poorly sorted (fine to medium coarse) patinated angular chert and quartz temper up to 2.0mm. 8.90g.
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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