Brick, Fragment, Roman

Production date
43 CE-410 CE
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Object detail

Description
A fragment of Roman brick, roughly triangular in profile, with a sticker on the largest face identifying it as "Roman Brick" from "St Albans" in blue biro. The outer surfaces of the fragment are a deep orange in colour while the internal colour is a darker maroon. Layers or striations are clearly visible in the section of the brick, which tapers to a flattened platform representing the opposite side of the tile. Small white and brown inclusions are visible throughout the fabric and the bottom edge below the label has remnants of adhesive.
Classification
CH classification BUILDINGS Fittings & Materials brick
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman masonry fragment
Production date
43 CE-410 CE
Production place
Measurements
L37mm x W35mm x D21mm
Media/Materials description
Pottery
Paper
Ink
Signature/Marks
label
History and use
This small, triangular object is a fragment of Roman brick, or possibly tile. It was collected from the St Albans area, England.
Associated person
Registration number
H9731.1

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