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This sherd of a cooking pot of Bristol Pottery Type 46 has tiny mica inclusions, and dates to the 13th to 14th centuries. Its small size (no more than 2.5cm), dark colour and sandy appearance make this sort of artefact particularly difficult to spot in the local soil.
Find spot: Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol. ST 612710
Exhibit contributed by Ken Taylor
Text written by Ken Taylor, in 2011
Photographer: Ken Taylor
Acquisition number: 110618a8