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Black-burnished ware vessel

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 sherds glued together.A small ceramic vessel, jar or cooking pot made from black burnished ware, blackened inside and out. It has been incised with a large cross hatching to create a diamond pattern around the main body. It has a flat base, with a simple lip design. 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.

 

Materials/Media:
ceramic, black burnished ware
Dimensions:
height 160mm, diameter (rim) 136mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1974.113.11
Digital Number:
DMPO005n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
RCAHMS site record:
Barburgh Mill Fortlet