HAMP-2E2751: Medieval/post-medieval cooking vessel foot

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Unique ID: HAMP-2E2751

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy foot from a later medieval to early post-medieval cooking vessel. The object is 'clawed', with five moulded claws, the central one being the widest, and a transverse rib above. The object is broken just above this 'ankle', revealing a leg of sub-triangular cross-section with a central moulded rib. The back has a central longitudinal concavity of shallow U-shaped cross-section, and further losses to the sides perhaps attributable to casting flaws. The object has become slightly corroded and pitted post-deposition, and is largely a variable green colour with some patches of off-white corrosion product. This form of foot is comparable to the that published in Butler et al. (2009, 4; ref. 4c) dated to the 17th century.

Class: cooking vessel
Sub class: foot

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.6 mm
Width: 24.1 mm
Thickness: 14.7 mm
Weight: 64.64 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st November 2009 - Thursday 31st December 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2778

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Amport CP

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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