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Maldon Tile With Script

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Hello Good Peeps, ::g I’ve attached photo’s of what I believe to be a section of ‘tile’.

It was found on the estuary foreshore of the River Blackwater at Maldon Essex a week ago.
It was spotted by my grandson due to the depressions on it which have since proved to be text (which he has thoughtfully highlighted with in pencil) 8-|

The section has been worn quite smooth by tidal action though the lettering that remains, is still quite evident. I wondered if anyone has come across anything of a similar style with such lettering or can suggest a likely period for it. The composition material appears quite even so I expect it is not exactly going to be ancient. The ridged rear of the section suggests (to me) that it is part of a roof tile but…..?

Anyway, I thank you for taking a look and any comments at all, will be gratefully received.
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Makes you scratch your head trying to make sense x; I was wondering if some of the letters /parts were totally worn off
Just made me think of a post that looked at text with Capital letters which said 16 century If I recall it right. Whatever it is its different ::g Rob
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A curious but very worn find. The top two lines are repeat. The “U” is actually an “O” as the top is visible on the third line. So it looks to read:

?OXO
E?E?


There are quite possibly more letters either preceding or after?
It imaybe represents a manufacturer's name and town? x;
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Cheers Rob, I have to admit to being such a duffer on dating pottery though I've taken a little more interest since the birth of this forum having purchased this book from the MDF shop.

Pottery in Britain By Lloyd Laing - A Guide to Identifying Pot Sherds from 4000 BC to AD 1900.
It's a good introduction and forms the basis from which to delve further if desired ::g
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Blimey ive got a permission almost exactly/nearly there?if Morrisons is on your right and your going down the hill towards the Tescos just past the underpass on your left before the river and golf course. Let us know mate if you ever fancy a dig they let me bring guests on that one,nice find ::g
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I would think the last line would read ESSEX, then you would need a village with an X in it, BOXFORD maybe x;


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sweepstick47 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Cheers Rob, I have to admit to being such a duffer on dating pottery though I've taken a little more interest since the birth of this forum having purchased this book from the MDF shop.

Pottery in Britain By Lloyd Laing - A Guide to Identifying Pot Sherds from 4000 BC to AD 1900.
It's a good introduction and forms the basis from which to delve further if desired ::g
Regards ss47
May have to get a copy as pottery is not my thing but does help on dating. I did some local work with our archaeologists they showed me Roman and medieval bits from test pits and invited me to go and detect I had a nice Roman brooch a few fields along.
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Thank you for all your replies, it clearly requires more research (winter project perhaps).
Thanks are also due to Digiffys for the generous offer which has been responded to. ::g
Thanks again Peeps ::g Regards ss47
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