PAS-8EE992: 2005 T383(1), Post-Medieval silver fragment from a drinking vessel from Ripon, North Yorkshire

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Unique ID: PAS-8EE992

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

post-medieval silver fragment from a drinking vessel Heavy, cast silver element with central section of a hinge at one end, curved middle section and crude curling scrolls at the other end forming a finial. Probably the central part of the thumbpiece on the lid of a drinking vessel. Similar elements are found on imported pottery drinking vessels, with silver mounts made in London: see for example an unmarked stoneware drinking pot in the V&A, of circa 1550-60, in which the cast thumbpiece is of much finer quality but has scrolls like this fragment, which however end in masks. See Philippa Glanville, Silver in Tudor and Early Stuart England, London 1990, no. 43. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Length approx; 2.7 cm. English, 16th Century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2005 T383


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1500
Date to: AD 1599

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Barton
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2005 T383
Treasure case number: 2005 T383

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
To be known as: Ripon

Spatial coordinates

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

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