SF8388: Medieval vessel

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Unique ID: SF8388

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast copper-alloy handle lug of the type used mainly on chafing dishes. The lug is 9 mm thick and is gently rounded on both faces. An off-centre circular perforation runs between the two faces. The lug is basically oval, but flares slightly at the rear end before ending in a very short integral circular rivet. These lugs held drop handles similar to sf1099/8389.

Class: handle lug

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: AD 1300
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 15.37 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 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: Ipswich (District)
To be known as: IPSWICH

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: About one month ago

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