SOMDOR-24E512: Medieval or Post Medieval Cooking Vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: SOMDOR-24E512

Object type certainty: Certain
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The leg of a cast copper alloy cooking vessel, either a cauldron, a posnet or a skillet, of medieval or post medieval date. The leg measures 60.6mm by 35.8mm by 16.4mm and weighs 104g. It has a flat D-shaped cross-section with a flat front and trapezoidal facetted back. The front face has a central projecting vertical rib. The leg widens towards the flattish sub-pentagonal base. It would have been one of three on a complete vessel.

Class: Cooking Vessel

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 60.6 mm
Width: 35.8 mm
Thickness: 16.4 mm
Weight: 104 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st December 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: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
To be known as: Okeford Fitzpaine

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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