ESS-343747: ESS-343747 medieval vessel (skillet) handle

Rights Holder: Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: ESS-343747

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Medieval cast copper alloy skillet handle. It is an elongated trapezoid in plan with a worn break at both ends. It is slightly curved in profile and has a shallow 'D' shaped cross section. The upper surface is decorated with three ring-and-dot motifs, the opposing surface is plain and undecorated. It is 84.88mm long, 27.74mm wide 7.34mm thick tapering to 19.47mm wide, 7.77mm thick. It weighs 84.4 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 84.88 mm
Weight: 84.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th May 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OEF 6279

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
Parish or ward: Wivenhoe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0323
Four figure Latitude: 51.868625
Four figure longitude: 0.947197
1:25K map: TM0323
1:10K map: TM02SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: ESS-4AE0C1
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Medieval to Post Medieval cast copper alloy damaged and incomplete handle from a skillet. It is sub-rectangular in plan, is curved in profile…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: KENT-24C515
Object type: SKILLET
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A fragment of a Medieval cast copper allow skillet handle. It is very slightly curved in profile, and appears to taper slightly when viewed i…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SWYOR-6CAAC8
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A ceramic vessel fragment; a large sherd of Medieval pottery which is dark grey in colour and is very hard. There is fused purple glaze on th…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.