R002 – BLACK-BURNISHED Ware 2 Pottery Sherd

A Fragment of Roman Pottery Sherd found at the documented Huntspill locality in 1973 (Shepton Mallet)

Black Burnished ware is a coarse-textured hand formed black sandy ware with burnished (polished by rubbing) surfaces. Typically the ware consisted of everted-rim (turned outwards) jars, plain dishes, flat-rimmed or flanged bowls decorated externally with zones of burnished lattice or intersecting arcs. Distributed throughout Britain from the mid 2nd to 4th centuries AD. Everted-rim jars, flanged bowls and dishes became the dominant forms in many Romano-British coarse ware industries during the later 3rd – 4th centuries AD.

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