LON-98D9E2: A Post Medieval lead alloy openwork vessel with bust of Charles I (early – mid 17th century).

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Unique ID: LON-98D9E2

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A Post Medieval lead alloy openwork vessel with bust of Charles I (early – mid 17th century). The base has a moulded roundel pattern on the internal surface showing the profile bust of Charles I with a floral border around the edge. The walls of the vessel are constructed from lead alloy sheet cut with evenly spaced rectangular holes to form the basket pattern. The basket walls extend beyond the base forming a foot ring. Two sections of the wall is missing and part of the roundel base. Part of the damaged wall has not been cut to create the decorative openwork, this may be the original location of a handle. Geoff Egan suggests this formed the base for a drinking glass and that it may have been a souvenir item. Hazel Forsyth reports there is a similar object in the Museum of London’s collections, however that example does not have the bust of Charles I. Dimensions: diameter: 60.49mm; length: 54.51mm; thickness: 2.21mm; weight: 58.07g. Identification by Geoff Egan, PAS Finds Advisor Medieval and Post Medieval Artefacts. Identification and dating by Tony Pilson and Ian Smith based on foreshore context.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1600
Date to: AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 54.51 mm
Thickness: 2.21 mm
Weight: 58.07 g
Diameter: 60.49 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st April 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Ms Hazel Forsyth
Secondary identifier: Mr Geoff Egan

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Billingsgate (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.503293
Four figure longitude: -0.085156
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching the foreshore
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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