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Kent Archaeological Review extract

Medieval Jug Found near Cane.
by John Gaunt.

Drawing: The Medieval Jug.

The Medieval Jug. Drawn by Alison Borthwick.

It is always extremely helpful when members of the public bring their chance archaeological finds to the attention of the local group keeping watch over a particular area of Kent. Readers may remember that in the spring issue of the Review a selection of struck flints were published which had been brought forward for identification. Now, once again, we have had the opportunity of examining another 'chance find'.

Ian Dance of Folkestone Road, Dover who works at Dover Castle and is very interested in archaeology, found a large piece of a Medieval jug lying on the surface of a ploughed field near Cane Wood. He very kindly lent the fragment to the Dover Archaeological Group and we have been able to produce the above drawing of it. The jug, which has a funnel spout, is made of a grey-black paste with a red-brown sandy surface. The rim is everted and there are wheel marks on the outer surface. The date is possibly 13th century.

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