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    • Primary material: Ceramic

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Record ID: SOM-1B5A88
Object type: KILN FURNITURE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible piece of ceramic kiln furniture of unknown date. The fabric is an oxidised mid-orange with a slightly less oxidised buff-coloured core and patchily reduced mid-grey surfaces. The fabric is fairly fine with moderate fine sand and sparse iron oxide. Dimensions: 59.9mm by 39.7mm by 19.1mm Weight: 67g
Created on: Monday 21st May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4BD3C3
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Twelve fragments of clay mould fragments of unknown date. Five fragments appear have clear traces of the internal surfaces of the mould and the other pieces are all made from the same material. Their surfaces are lumpy and pitted. It is not clear what the mould(s) were used for although four of the five fragments which preserve traces of the internal surfaces of the mould have parallel lines on. The clay is very friable. Total weight: 397g
Created on: Tuesday 15th April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Norton St Philip', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2D5C5A
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-BB799A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A ceramic vessl sherd from a vessel of Bronze Age to early medieval date (c. 2500 BC - AD 900). The fabric has buff - brown surfaces with a reduced dark grey core. It has a soft texture and exhibits abundant chalk and grog temper with some shell inclusions. The sherd has been heavily abraded and exhibits a number of cracks across the surface. It is irregularly shaped with a slightly convex profile. Length: 58.87mm, Width: 42.46mm, Thickness: 11.20mm, Weight: 34.17g.
Created on: Monday 11th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 12th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-433105
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Six sherds of samian ware pottery of early Roman date. Three are body sherds and three are rim sherds. Two of the rim sherds have external beads and one is plain. All the sherds are oxidised throughout with shiny brownish-orange slips. The fabric contains moderate very small limestone pieces and occasional voids, so the vessels were probably produced at one of the South Gaulish kilns. Total weight: 44g
Created on: Friday 11th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4391F7
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Nine sherds of South-East Dorset Black-Burnished Ware I pottery of Roman date. Five are rim sherds, three are body sherds and one is a base sherd. The largest rim sherd is from a flanged bowl, three others are plain and everted and probably come from jars and the other is flat and appears to have come from a lid with a groove parallel to the rim. All of the sherds are reduced, although one has slightly more oxidised surfaces. Two or possibly three of the sherds have a black slip. The fabric contains abundant small rounded quartz sand and sparse larger pieces of quartz and calcareous fr…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-43C603
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body sherd of New Forest Slipped Ware pottery of later Roman date. The fabric is a reduced light grey with a darker grey slip. Dimensions: 30.7mm by 34.8mm by 4.9mm Weight: 7g
Created on: Friday 11th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milborne Port', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-19DC20
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A decorated rim sherd from a Oxfordshire red-slipped ware vessel of late Roman date. Dimensions: 25.4mm by 18.9mm by 5.2mm Weight: 3g
Created on: Monday 21st May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1A5E63
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three rim sherds of grey ware pottery of Roman date. They are likely to be of local manufacture. One sherd has a reduced mid to light grey fabric with moderate fine sand temper and sparse mica and grog, the second has a reduced light grey fabric with sparse fine sand, rounded quartz and occasional other inclusions and the third has a reduced mid grey fabrics with mixed temper including moderate sand, sparse quartz, grog, iron oxide and other stone pieces. The sherds probably formed part of small jars or bowls. Total weight: 23g
Created on: Monday 21st May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1B2655
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An undecorated body sherd of hand made south-western black burnished pottery of first to third century AD date. The fabric is reduced with very mild oxidation on the external surface and a slight 'sandwich' effect visible in the section. It contains moderate fine sand, mica and rounded quartz (up to 1mm). Dimensions: 33.8mm by 32.3mm by 6.5mm Weight: 7g
Created on: Monday 21st May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1C6B14
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Ten sherds of hand made south-east Dorset black burnished 1 pottery of Roman date. The sample comprises two base sherds, three rim sherds and five body sherds. Two of the rim sherds are from shallow ("dog") dishes and the other is from an everted rimmed jar. The fabric is a reduced dark grey with mild light grey/buff oxidation on some surfaces. It contains common rounded white quartz sand. Total weight: 97g
Created on: Monday 21st May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1CE894
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four sherds of abraded wheel made New Forest slipped ware pottery dating from c. 260-370. Three of the sherds have a reduced grey core and a purplish-black slip. These are all body sherds. The largest sherd appears to be from a beaker and it has a small white painted decoration consisting of five short lines. The other sherd is a rim sherd from a bowl with a small external bead. It has a creamy white reduced fabric and a dark grey slip. A small area of decoration is present at the lowest point of the sherd. It comprises two incised parallel horizontal lines with an incomplete stamp bel…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-1D15F0
Object type: MORTARIUM
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An abraded rim sherd from a mortarium of probable late Roman date. The sherd includes one half of the spout. The fabric is an oxidised pinkish-orange with a slightly more reduced buff-coloured core. It contains moderate fine sand and mica, and sparse iron oxide. It may be a product of the Oxfordshire industry. Dimensions: 100.1mm by 67mm by 23.5mm Total weight: 101g
Created on: Monday 21st May 2007
Last updated: Monday 23rd November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-02C792
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Seventeen sherds of grey ware pottery of Roman date. Four of the sherds are rim sherds and the other thirteen are body sherds. Three of the rim sherds are everted and are probably from jars and the other is plain and may be from a bowl. Most of the sherds are a reduced light to mid grey, however, two are a more oxidised buff colour, with one reduced surface and one has reduced surfaces and a reduced core which is surrounded by oxidation. The sherds have sandy fabrics with sparse other inclusions including larger grains of quartz and some grog. The largest rim sherd appears to be partia…
Created on: Friday 1st June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-041A68
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Six sherds of hand made south-east Dorset black burnished 1 pottery of Roman date. The sample comprises four rim sherds and two body sherds. Three of the rim sherds are from everted-rimmed jars and the other is from a bowl with a small external bead around the rim. The fabric is a reduced dark grey. It contains moderate rounded white quartz sand. Total weight: 60g
Created on: Friday 1st June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mells', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D44BF7
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body sherd of probable New Forest slipped ware pottery of late Roman date. The sherd is an oxidised mid-orange with a slightly more reduced buff/light grey core and a dark purplish-brown slip. The sherd's curvature indicates it probably formed part of an indented beaker. The exterior is decorated with three parallel incised horizontal lines. Dimensions: 42.4mm by 37.8mm by 5.3mm Weight: 8.7g
Created on: Monday 11th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D4BB07
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A base sherd of handmade greyware pottery of probable first to early third century AD date. The sherd is a reduced mid-grey throughout. The fabric is sandy and micatious with sparse larger dark grey rounded inclusions (up to 2mm), which are possibly grog. Dimensions: 59mm by 57.6mm by 10mm Weight: 42g
Created on: Monday 11th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D4DEE3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A base sherd of hand-made south-western black burnished pottery of first to third century AD date. The sherd is reduced with a marked 'sandwich' effect and an external black slip. The fabric is sandy with some rounded quartz. The sherd probably formed part of a jar. Dimensions: 40.5mm by 23.5m by 6.8mm Weight: 6g
Created on: Monday 11th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D4FD18
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body sherd of hand made south-east Dorset black burnished 1 pottery of Roman date. The fabric contains abundant fine sand and moderate grains of rounded white quartz (up to 0.5mm). The exterior is a reduced dark grey/black and the interior is a reduced mid to dark grey. Dimensions: 41.2mm by 30.4mm by 7.7mm Weight: 12.1g
Created on: Monday 11th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-CE1991
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two hand made pottery sherds of possible Roman date. One sherd is a base sherd and the other is a body sherd. Both are oxidised and micatious with poorly sorted sub-rounded limestone and shale inclusions. Total weight: 109g
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pawlett', grid reference and parish protected.


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