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Lincoln: Evidence for Glassworking on Flaxengate and Other Sites in the City

Lincoln: Evidence for Glassworking on Flaxengate and Other Sites in the City

Bayley, Justine

Research Department Report Series, no. 68 (2008)

Abstract

The evidence for high-lead glass-working from 9 sites is catalogued and discussed. Nearly 90% of the finds are from the Flaxengate site. Almost all the material is of Late Saxon or Saxo-Norman date (mainly 10th and 11th centuries) with a few finds re-deposited in later contexts. The collection comprises crucibles, scrap and waste glass. There are also beads and rings made of high-lead glass which may have been made in Lincoln. A few other glass finds, including coloured tesserae and smoothers, are also considered.

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