SOMDOR-1DA597: Medieval or Post Medieval Cooking Vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: SOMDOR-1DA597

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Part of a leg from a cast copper alloy cooking vessel of medieval or post-medieval date. The leg measures 37.2mm in length, 33mm in width and 16.7mm in thickness. It weighs 71g. The cross-section is D-shaped, with a flat undecorated back and a curving front with five vertical ribs. The D-shaped base is fairly flat and is at a sixty degree angle to the rest of the leg. From the base the leg starts to narrow but widens again after about 25mm. At the top of this wider section the break has occurred. The leg would have been one of three on the complete vessel. Its dimensions and hoof-like form suggest that it came from a post-medieval skillet.

Class: Cooking Vessel
Sub class: Leg

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: 37.2 mm
Width: 33 mm
Thickness: 16.7 mm
Weight: 71 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 17th February 2004

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 021405

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: Spetisbury

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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