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Vessel
Date Made/Found: 80-400 AD
Excavator: Elijah Howarth , 1853 - 1938
Donor: Elijah Howarth , 1853 - 1938
Material and Medium: Pottery
Place Object Found: Wincobank
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J99.17
Several sherds of Romano-British pottery which have been fitted back together. This type of pottery is called greyware and was commonly used in Roman Britain for storage and cooking. Coin hoards are sometimes found in greyware jars. These pottery sherds were found near Wincobank Hillfort in 1899 during excavations carried out by Elijah Howarth, then curator of Sheffield City Museum (now Weston Park Museum). Howarth’s excavations shed light upon how the earthworks of the hillfort were constructed.
Display Location: AH2

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