Pottery Shards For ID Please…

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I picked up these shards while on the Roman site in Lincolnshire the other weekend…They came from the same spoilheaps and disturbed areas as my Roman finds, but I realise they could be from any era…

This first appears to be the rim of a pot, at least to my untrained eye anyway. There is no glaze or finish on either side.
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The second shard appears to be part of the base of a pot. The exterior has no glaze but the interior appears to have a textured mustard coloured finish fired to it…
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Finally, this last one I only picked up because of the markings on one side…It looks very grey possibly cement like, rather than terracotta like…
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Would say top and bottom are Roman period, middle medieval but am certainly no pottery boffin Pete :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:55 pm Would say top and bottom are Roman period, middle medieval but am certainly no pottery boffin Pete :thumbsup:
Thanks, that's much appreciated! I was hoping the first was....the second I knew was later, but not sure exactly how much later...The third I did not have a clue, but was hoping it was something interesting....
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The bottom one looks like Roman grey ware but a profile view of the broken edge is needed for a full ID as it could easily be medieval to post med.

There are some brilliant Facebook groups about that are great for giving a good ID but they too will also need a view of the broken edge as the inner core tells you how it was fired and more about the clay used and added materials. The top one looks like it was fired in a pit rather than a kiln. I’m not by any means an expert and I only know my local pottery types which is why these bigger groups are so useful. Post it up here first though and someone might be able to help.
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:19 pm The bottom one looks like Roman grey ware but a profile view of the broken edge is needed for a full ID as it could easily be medieval to post med.

There are some brilliant Facebook groups about that are great for giving a good ID but they too will also need a view of the broken edge as the inner core tells you how it was fired and more about the clay used and added materials. The top one looks like it was fired in a pit rather than a kiln. I’m not by any means an expert and I only know my local pottery types which is why these bigger groups are so useful. Post it up here first though and someone might be able to help.
I"ll put a pic of the broken edge up tomorrow when I get a minute..

I am seeing my FLO towards the end of the month so I will probably take them a long for her to have a look at as well...
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Agree with Allover - top and bottom have Roman stamped all over them. Well, not literally of course. Be an easy ID if they did :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:19 pm The bottom one looks like Roman grey ware but a profile view of the broken edge is needed for a full ID as it could easily be medieval to post med.
Not sure if this helps or not, but this is the broken edge of the third shard…
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Richard Hemery is on Instagram @thames_pottery

He's incredible at ID of pottery. He has a fabulous book he sells as a PDF with loads of information about types and examples. Costs about £5 if I remember correctly.

He'll usually give you an answer in no time with a date and type.

He's a super nice guy.
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Pete E wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:08 pm
Oxgirl wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:19 pm The bottom one looks like Roman grey ware but a profile view of the broken edge is needed for a full ID as it could easily be medieval to post med.
Not sure if this helps or not, but this is the broken edge of the third shard…
Looks a lot more Roman now :thumbsup:
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