Roman clay jar and spearhead circa 250AD. Found in Watchfield Brook in 1966 by Neil Maw and Terry Wickell. The jar is typical of clayware made in Savernake Forest and probably came from one of the two kiln sites operating at that period. The spear head was found close to the jar and could be associated. The remarkable preservation is due to the thick mud on the edge of the brook where they were found.
These two artefacts are now in the display cabinet at the Heritage Centre.
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