SOMDOR-A45744: Medieval or Post Medieval Cauldron Vessel

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Unique ID: SOMDOR-A45744

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Part of a lug handle from a cast copper alloy cauldron of medieval or early post-medieval date. The fragment measures 59.6mm by 16.7mm by 14.8mm and weighs 70.28g. It has an oval cross-section. It is plain, featureless and undecorated with a fairly rough surface. The end which would have adjoined the cauldron's body is angled at 45 degrees. The lug handle would have been one of two on a complete vessel.

Class: Cauldron
Sub class: Lug Handle

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1699

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 59.6 mm
Width: 16.7 mm
Thickness: 14.8 mm
Weight: 70.28 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 29th June 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Milverton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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