ESS-6E3695: Medieval or early Post-Medieval handle fragment from a cooking vessel, c AD 1400-1600.

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Unique ID: ESS-6E3695

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Fragment of a Medieval or early Post-Medieval cast copper alloy object. A handle fragment from a cooking vessel such as a tripod, skillet or posnet. Dated circa AD 1400-1600. It consists of two thick pieces of copper alloy soldered together. One piece has a circular loop soldered onto the edge acting as a suspension loop? The other piece has a raised ring and dot decoration. The surface and edges of the object are very irregular and abraded, probably due to heat. There are traces of a dark green patina, however most of the object is covered by a light green corrosion product. Width 33.28mm, length 35.37mm, thickness 12.05mm, weight 26.7g. See SUR-025E45 on the database for a similar example.

Class: handle

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.37 mm
Width: 33.28 mm
Thickness: 12.05 mm
Weight: 26.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 12th March 2010 - Monday 15th March 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Kate Orr
Identified by: Kate Orr

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Colchester Museum object entry form no. 6166

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Much Hadham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4318
Four figure Latitude: 51.842297
Four figure longitude: 0.074368
1:25K map: TL4318
1:10K map: TL41NW
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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