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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Life In The Middle Ages

Medieval pot base

Period:
Late Medieval
Description:

This pot base was found by a scallop dredger working the sea bed some five kilometres south of the Mull of Galloway.  How did a medieval jar end up in the North Channel?  Was it lost overboard during a voyage or does it mark the site of a medieval wreck?

 

The base of a large pot, probably a jug.  The surface is badly eroded and no glaze survives but the vessell is probably a type of pot known as White Gritty Ware.

Materials/Media:
pottery
Dimensions:
diameter 180mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2000.8
Digital Number:
SRPO001n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council