Vessel or urnPrevious owner: Previously owned by
, British, 1821 - 1861
Material and Medium: Pottery
Dimensions: Whole pot: height 14.5cm, rim diameter 12.5cm
Accession Number: J93.1176
This pot from Winster in Derbyshire is probably of Iron Age date. Similar pots were found nearby at a site called Harborough Rocks. These pots were found with a range of Iron Age objects, which confirmed their date.
Finds from the Iron Age are rare in the Peak District and Iron Age pottery is particularly unusual. Only one large group of Iron Age pottery has been found. This was during excavations at the hillfort at Mam Tor in the 1960s. Only a few other examples are known. This pot is a very rare and unusual find.
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