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Black-burnished ware, Barburgh Mill Fort

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

A type of pottery produced in Dorset and found at Roman sites throughout Britain. This reconstructed vessel comprises half the rim section from a pot. It is made up from 14 reassembled sherds glued together. This object was discovered during the excavation of Barburgh Mill Fort in 1971. 

 

Barburgh Mill Fortlet


The fortlet at Barburgh mill was excavated in the 1970s in advance of its destruction by gravel quarrying. Although on the Dumfriesshire side of the Nith it is typical of the fortlets found in Galloway.

 

Place of Production:
Dorset
Materials/Media:
ceramic, black burnished ware
Dimensions:
diameter (rim) 125mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1974.113.10
Digital Number:
DMPO004a-c
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
RCAHMS site record:
Barburgh Mill Fortlet
References:
BREEZE, David J "The Roman Frontier at Barburgh Mill, Dumfriesshire".Britannia (Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies), Volume 5, 1974, pp 130 = 162.


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