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Record ID: SOM-2B3E80
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Somerset
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A rim (?) shard, probably from a Roman Oxfordshire ware vessel. However, the shard is in poor condition, with discoloured and corroded slip in places on its outer surface making the fabric difficult to identify. It is orange in colour and the slip, where is survives, appears to be a glossy red. The fabric is fairly soft and sandy with a micaceous matrix and few other visible inclusions (although these may be obscured by the corroded slip). Tyres (1996, p. 178) dates Oxfordshire slipped ware to AD c.240-c.400. The shard is possibly from the rim of a straight rimmed vessel, although its…
Created on: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winscombe and Sandford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-28C507
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large base and body shard of decorated Roman Samian Ware/Terre Sigillata pottery. The fabric is very hard (it rings when knocked), is light orange in colour and has an orange/red 'satin' gloss slip on both the inner and outer surface. The fabric is tempered with fairly sparse fine mica, poorly sorted quartz and medium sized grains of iron ore. This suggests that it is of Central Gaulish manufacture (Tyres 1996, p.113), but it is difficult to narrow it down further than this because of the poor condition of the shard. According to Tyres (ibid. p.107) fineware of this type was being pr…
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yeovil Without', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2940A4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A shard of a Roman black burnished ware vessel. The shard is dark grey in colour, with a rough, granular texture. Slight traces of burnishing can be seen on the outer face alongside faint diagonal lines decorating the upper half of the shard. The fabric is tempered with abundant well-sorted quartz, occasional rounded shale fragments, iron ore and sparse mica, and has many rounded voides, suggesting that it is fabric BB1, produced in south-east Dorset throughout the Roman period. Length: 51.90mm, Width: 42.58mm, Thickness: 6.33mm Weight: 18.65g
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2A45F0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large shard from the rim of Roman coarseware jar. The shard is very rough in texture. It has a pinkish orange exterior sufaces, with a grey-brown inner core. It is tempered with large quantities of poorly sorted quartz and smaller amounts of poorly sorted limstone and iron ore fragments. Length: 64.14mm, Width: 50.88mm, Thickness: 32.70mm
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2AAC87
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A shard from an early Roman black burnished ware vessel. The rim is flat above and very slightly everted, with a groove encircling the outside of the vessel at its base. It is very similar to coarseware vessel form 26 in 'Excavations at Greyhound Yard, Dorchester' (Woodward et al. 1993, p.260), which is dated to AD c.75-120 suggesting a similar date for this vessel. The outer surfaces of the fabric are an oxidised light orange in colour, whilst the inner core is a reduced grey. The fabric is hard and fairly rough in texture, tempered with abundant medium sized, rounded grains of quartz…
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2CEA44
Object type: TILE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of tile, possibly flue tiles of Roman date, as found together with other material of this period. 1. Length: 90.50mm, Width: 60.54mm, Thickness: 16.35mm A fine, sandy, orange fabric tempered with plentiful mica and occasional small, white, chalky fragments. 2. Length: 59.09mm, Width: 31.31mm, Thickness: 22.16mm A coarser fabric tempered with poorly sorted (and often very large) fragments of flint, occasional medium grains of white quartz and small calcareous fragments.
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2D2031
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim shard from a Roman New Forest colour-coated ware vessel, dating to AD c.260-370. The rim is very slightly everted at the top. Fine, hard, sandy, buff coloured fabric with a highly abraded dark coloured slip coating. The fabric is tempered with plentiful fine sand and sparse medium to large fragments of iron ore. Length: 38.11mm, Width: 24.28mm, Thickness: 6.51mm Weight: 7.70g
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F68820
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rim shard from a Roman greyware vessel. Everted rim, slightly thickened on the outside, with a groove running around the outside edge. Two indentations, which appear to be deliberately made on the inner surface, just below the rim. Probably from a large storage jar or similar vessel. The coarse fabric has a light bluish-grey inner and outer surface, with a buff core. It is tempered with sparse mica, frequent, poorly sorted fragments of white and clear quartz, sparse black and less frequent red/brown iron ore, numerous rounded voids. Fractures slightly laminar in places. Rim diameter…
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
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-F72B78
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three rim shards from Roman Central Gaulish Samian Ware vessels, probably dating from the mid 1st to mid-3rd century. All were found together and have very similar fabrics. Their smooth, fine fabric is light orange in colour with a ‘satin’ gloss orange-red slip on both the inner and outer surfaces. The fabric has abundant fine mica frequent fine limestone and fairly frequent larger red and brown iron ore inclusions. The shards are too small to determine the original diameters of their vessels. Main phase of production and export to Britain of this ware was between c. AD 120-199. …
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2009
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-9C60E5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body shard from a Roman black burnished ware vessel. Light coloured sandy fabric, with grey core visible in places. There is the remains of dark brown slip on both the inner and outer surfaces. Plentiful fine mica and sparse, coarse quartzite and flint inclusions. Length: 67.18mm, Width: 41.36mm, Thickness: 16.09mm Weight: 42.10g
Created on: Monday 6th April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9C90B0
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three rim shards from Roman black burnished ware vessels, found close together. All have a light grey-buff coloured sandy fabric, with the remains of dark brown-black slip on both the inner and outer surfaces, which remains slightly lustrous in places. Plentiful fine mica and coarser quartzite and flint inclusions. 1. Length: 60.74mm, Width: 19.95mm, Thickness: 21.85 Approx. rim diameter of vessel: 18cm Weight: 23.81g 2.Length: 38.88mm, width: 34.24mm, Thickness: 11.12mm Approx. rim diameter of vessel: fragment too small Weight: 13.83g 3. Length: 25.05mm, Width: 22.95mm, …
Created on: Monday 6th April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-BC5283
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim shard from a Roman black burnished ware vessel. The rim is lipped with a groove, followed by a slight ridge around the inside. Brown sandy fabric, with dark black/brown burnished inner and exterior surfaces. Plentiful mica and fairly frequent quartzite (or quartz sandstone)and black iron ore inclusions. Unfortunately the small size of the shard makes it difficult to determine the original diameter of the vessel. Length: 26.87mm, Width: 23.16, Thickness: 17.39mm Weight: 6.84
Created on: Tuesday 26th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FC0611
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One body shard from a Roman greyware vessel. The shard is fairly fine and slightly sandy in texture. It is buff-grey in colour with a slightly darker, smooth outer surface. The inner surface is much abraded. The outer surface has a grooved line decorating it. The main inclusions are abundant poorly sorted fragments of white and clear quartz, with occasional large darker particles, possibly of iron ore. Length: 35.95mm, Width: 27.64mm, Thickness: 12.70mm Weight: 10.29g
Created on: Friday 29th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Seavington St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FC1877
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two rim shards from Roman greyware vessels, probably both jars. Both with a hard, sandy, mid-grey fabric, slightly smoother on the outside. Inclusions include fairly sparse fine mica, sparse large grains of white quartz, dark particles (probably of iron ore) and numerous small rounded, fairly irregular voids. The second shard has generally higher numbers of inclusions, but other than that they appear to share a similar fabric type. The first shard has a upright, everted rim, whilst the second has a largely flattened, tapering rim that is only very slightly everted on the outer edge. …
Created on: Friday 29th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Seavington St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FC33D2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim shard from a Roman black burnished ware vessel. Very similar in form to black burnished ware type 3., listed in Excavations at Greyhound Yard, Dorchester 1981-4 (Woodward et al. 1993, p.230-1). These are ‘cooking pots/storage jars with very everted rims’ (ibid, p. 231). Woodward et al. (1993) suggest a date range from the 3rd century AD possibly up to the early 5th for these. The fabric is dark-brown in colour, with the remains of dark brown-black burnishing on the outer and inner surface, which is now heavily worn. Occasional medium grained quartz and mica, with more freq…
Created on: Friday 29th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Seavington St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FC3EF2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim shard from a Roman black burnished ware vessel. The wide, plain rim suggests that it is similar in form to black burnished ware type 51., listed in Excavations at Greyhound Yard, Dorchester 1981-4 (Woodward et al. 1993, p.236-7). These are ‘large, round-bodied, open bowl[s, with] plain bead rim’ (ibid, p. 237). Woodward et al. (1993, p.237) are unclear of the date range of such vessels, but suggest that they are known to pre-date the 3rd century. The fabric is dark-brown in colour, with the remains of dark brown-black burnishing on the inner surface, and wipe marks on the out…
Created on: Friday 29th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Seavington St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FC4BD2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Five body (and one rim) shards from Roman black burnished ware vessels. All five fragments are of a fairly similar fabric. The first two are slightly thicker and coarser, plus darker (grey-black) in colour. Both of faces of these shards appear to have been burnished. The third shard is slightly thinner and finer, but also has two burnished faces. The final two shards are also thinner and finer, but are only burnished on the outer surface, which is slightly lighter in colour with a buff patch on one. The first shard appears to have come from the rim of a vessel, but it too small in size…
Created on: Friday 29th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Seavington St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FC95E3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body shard from a Roman black burnished ware vessel. A small amount of wedge-shaped rim does survive, but not enough to take an accurate diameter measurement. There is a strip, approx. 30mm wide, running around the centre of the outer face of the vessel, which is decorated with comb marks in a herring-bone pattern. Very similar in form to black burnished ware type 13., listed in Excavations at Greyhound Yard, Dorchester 1981-4 (Woodward et al. 1993, p.233). These are round-bodied, open bowls, some, such as this one, with wedge-shaped rims. Those vessels with the upright rim are thoug…
Created on: Friday 29th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Seavington St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FCAAB4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A base shard from a Roman colour-coated New Forest fineware vessel. The fabric is light grey in colour, with a darker grey-brown, shiny slip on both the inner and outer surfaces. Fine, very hard, sand tempered fabric. Probably a fragment from the base of a beaker. This fabric was produced during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD and had a distribution across southern England. Length: 40.93mm, Width: 25.75mmm Weight: 12.24g
Created on: Friday 29th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Seavington St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FCBA74
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two body shards from Roman colour-coated New Forest fineware vessels. The fabric is light grey in colour, with a darker grey-brown, shiny slip on both the inner and outer surfaces. Fine, very hard, sand tempered fabric. This fabric was produced during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD and had a distribution across southern England. 1. Length: 34.40mm, Width: 23.87mm, Thickness: 4.19mm Weight: 4.14g 2. Length: 27.97mm, Width: 19.84mm, Thickness: 4.62mm Weight: 3.82g
Created on: Friday 29th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Seavington St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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