BUC-EF0165: BUC-EF0165 MEDIEVAL VESSEL

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VESSEL

Unique ID: BUC-EF0165

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy chafing dish handle. The handle has a sub-trapezoid frame in plan, with the longer edge, opposite the attachment lug, shaped into a double curve with central indent like a heart. It is rectangular in section apart from the shorter edge with the attachment lug which is circular in section. The attachment lug fitting to the chaffing dish is still in place. This is a thick, flat lug, oval in plan with a square projection to one side from which projects the short, broad, circular rivet that went through the side of the vessel, the end of this rivet is missing.

Chafing dishes were domestic utensils made of metal or earthenware for holding burning charcoal or other combustible material. This was then used to cook food or keep it hot at the table. This particular handle is from a type B1 chafing-dish. This type of dish dates to AD 1450 - 1550 (Lewis 1973)

Class: Chafing Dish Handle

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.19 mm
Width: 58.71 mm
Thickness: 4.04 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 4th August 2006

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Lillingstone Dayrell

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: unknown, brought to Old Gaol Museum

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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