SF9124: Medieval vessel leg

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VESSEL

Unique ID: SF9124

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast copper-alloy leg from a vessel. A five-toed foot survives, 39 mm wide and 25 mm thick, with a groove separating this from the upper part which is D-shaped in cross-section. Only a tiny part of this exists, with an irregular U-shaped top covered in grey solder. It seems likely either that this foot broke off its vessel, and had to be replaced, or was cast as a replacement to a broken-off foot. The latter seems more likely as the edges of the top are not clearly broken. Vessels with these feet date from the mid thirteenth to the end of the sixteenth century.

Sub class: leg

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1250
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42 mm
Width: 39 mm
Thickness: 25 mm
Weight: 138.15 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: KENTON

Spatial coordinates


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

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Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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