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A sherd of Roman Mortarium pottery, from the sea bed

Reference Name MLI97881

A sherd of Roman Mortarium pottery, from the sea bed

A sherd of Roman Mortarium pottery, found during dredging.


A sherd of large Roman mortarium bowl found during dredging in 2010. Grit embedded in the inner surface of the sherd suggests that the vessel was used for the mixing, grinding and pulverisation of food – rather like a pestle and mortar. The style of the mortaria suggests that it was made and used during the 2nd to 3rd centuries AD (roughly AD 150 to 250). {1}

1 Index: Wessex Archaeology. 2005-present. National Reporting Database for maritime discoveries. Information and photograph in Chapel St Leonards Parish File

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