Possibly the earliest medieval pottery in South East Wales discovered

GGAT Projects recently made an exciting discovery during an archaeological evaluation at the William Jones Almshouses in Monmouth when a sherd of Saxon cooking pot (D1 Monmouth fabric series type) was recovered from one of the trenches. Material of this type dates to the 10th century and is exceptionally rare, known only from Hereford, Gloucester and Sidbury, near Worcester. It is completely unique in Monmouthshire and is possibly the earliest British made medieval pottery ever found in South East Wales.
Image of the Saxon rim sherd showing the lip at the top of the fragment       Face-on image of the Saxon rim sherd with centimetre scale

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