LIN-7CB2A8: VESSEL -  complete cast copper-alloy toy in the form of a miniature cauldron

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Unique ID: LIN-7CB2A8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper-alloy toy in the form of a miniature cauldron of medieval to post-medieval date c. AD 1400 - 1600.

The object is a miniature tripod cauldron which is circular with a flared rim, waisted neck and bulbous body with a slightly flattened base. Three, equally spaced, circular sectioned tapering legs, now very worn stubs, project from the base of the vessel, not all complete. The vessel has a single angular handle attached to the rim and shoulder

Height 22.02 mm; Width 32.53 mm and Weight 30.81g.

Discussion

Similar examples have been recorded on the PAS database including YORYM-6AF87C, YORYM-7C6E57, SWYOR-A69E3B, LVPL-FDC6C7 and WMID-E6F6E4. A comparable example is also illustrated in Forsyth & Egan (2005), p.111, no.2.6 which is described as Type 1, Design 2 dating to the 15th - 16th century."

Class: Cauldron

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 22.02 mm
Width: 32.53 mm
Weight: 30.81 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Timberland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF1257
Four figure Latitude: 53.0984583
Four figure longitude: -0.32873615
1:25K map: TF1257
1:10K map: TF15NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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