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2000 years of pottery forms and shapes
Early Post-medieval AD 1450 - 1600

  • Common name Midlands Purple ware
  • Class Barrel-shaped jug (distorted in firing)
  • Height 235mm
  • Identifier PW37
  • Production centre south Midlands
  • Distribution local
  • Use decanter
  • Date early - mid 16th century AD
  • Published in Mellor in Palmer 1980, Fig 19 no 46, fiche
  • Historic context excavated from a pit in the suburb of St Thomas, Oxford
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