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Monument Name Vicinity of West Mersea
SMR Number 2109
Summary Brick tomb, found in 1923 a few yards E of wheel tomb (site 38).
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Description Brick tomb, found in 1923 a few yards E of wheel tomb (site 38). Contains a child cremation in a glass urn with a lead lid. Textile impressions were preserved on the lid. Possibly early C2. The urn was placed in a flue tile and contained the teeth of a child, 12-15 months old. Above the urn was a lamp-stamped `IEGIDI'. <1>-<6>
Monument Type(s) CREMATION (Dated 43AD to 409AD)
TOMB (Dated 43AD to 409AD)
Monument Class(es) BRICK
SUB SURFACE DEPOSIT
Period 43AD to 409AD Roman
Status Not Known
Administration Area WEST MERSEA, COLCHESTER, ESSEX
National Grid Reference Square: TM01SW
Ref: 010125
Finds LEAD LID (Dated 43AD To 409AD)

GLASS URN (Dated 43AD To 409AD)

Events None listed
Sources <1> Desc Text : VCH - Essex Vol 3 (Hull, MR) Vol 3, p159 Dated : 1963

<2> Desc Text : J Roman Stud (Journal of Roman Studies) Vol 12, p260 Dated : unknown

<3> Desc Text : SMR form unknown Dated : 1960 0nwards

<4> Desc Text : Antiq J (Antiquaries Journal) Vol 4, p267 Dated : unknown

<5> Desc Text : Col Mus Rep (Colchester Museum) p14 Dated : 1924

<6> Artifact : ARTEFACT Col Mus (Colchester Museum) Acc No4605-8.23 Dated : unknown