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The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection: a Handbook

Hand specimen picture panel
Thin section picture panel

References

Appendix 1: Keywords and Definitions
Appendix 2: Physical Layout of Sherds Housed in the NRFRC

 

Hadham Reduced ware 1 (HAD RE 1)

Six samples

General appearance

This fabric is grey (7/0–4/0), usually with a core in a contrasting shade of grey. Our sherds may be slightly abraded and, as a result, soft with a powdery surface. Generally however they are hard and smooth with an irregular fracture. Dishes and bowl-jars were the most commonly produced forms in this fabric.

Hand specimen

Samples of this fabric are identical to the Oxidised ware.

Thin section

Our sample contains some poorly mixed clay, with occasional clay pellets and iron-rich opaques to c 0.8mm.

Donors

English Heritage; Essex County Council, Chelmsford

Plate 124: Fresh sherd break of HAD RE 1 (width of field 24 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 124: Fresh sherd break of HAD RE 1 (width of field 24 mm)

Plate 124.1: Photomicrograph of HAD RE 1 (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 124.1: Photomicrograph of HAD RE 1 (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm)