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Unique ID: NMGW3394

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast copper alloy vessel, leg, sub-trapezoidal in section. The outer edge and sides are decorated with longitudinal grooves. The leg tapers towards its rounded base. The weight of the vessel leg suggests that the copper alloy was leaded. Probably the leg of either a cauldron, skillet, jug or ewer. Close dating is not possible because the form of vessel legs remained similar from the late medieval period until the seventeenth century (Read 1995, 95). Length 46.5mm, maximum width 31.5mm, maximum thickness 20mm. Thirteenth to seventeenth century.


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Class: Vessel Leg

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1200
Date to: Ante AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46.5 mm
Width: 31.5 mm
Thickness: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2001

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA: 2001.102.2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Blaenau Gwent (Unitary Authority)
District: Blaenau Gwent (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ebbw Vale South (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO1606
Four figure Latitude: 51.74637764
Four figure longitude: -3.2181109
1:25K map: SO1606
1:10K map: SO10NE
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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