WILT-A77F47: Medieval/ Post-Medieval Vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: WILT-A77F47

Object type certainty: Certain
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A rim fragment of Medieval/ Post-Medieval (1200-1800) copper alloy cooking vessel, measuring 45.94x33.82x4.41mm and weighing 21.5g.
The rim itself is D-shaped in section (being flatter to the inside surface which curves slightly outwards), extending into the body of the vessel.
Crudely made cast copper alloy vessels were widely used from c.1200-1800 for serving and cooking. Butler and Green (2003; 15) state 'there is evidence that (cast copper alloy) metal cooking vessels became increasingly common during the 13th and 14th centuries'. While certain specialist cast copper alloy vessels such as skillets remained in use later 'bronze cauldrons in general seem to have been superseded in the early years of the 18th century when their place was taken by cast-iron vessels which were cheaper to make and more durable to use.' (ibid: 22).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.94 mm
Width: 33.82 mm
Thickness: 4.41 mm
Weight: 21.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 2010 - Wednesday 31st March 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Mr David Algar

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Swindon Museum CC05

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Kingston Lisle

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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