ESS-7EB9E5: Post Medieval bird feeder, circa 1600-1800

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BIRD FEEDER

Unique ID: ESS-7EB9E5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval or Post Medieval cast lead alloy birdfeeder, circa 1400-1800. It has a semi-circular base, flat reverse and curved front which is now distorted. A horizontal band is just visible below the flaring rim. The base has cast raised lines. The object would have held water or seed for a caged bird. The is no sign of a means of attachment. It is 58.71mm wide, 18.81mm thick, 39.73mm high and weighs 87.8 grams. It has a light grey patina with patches of cream-coloured corrosion product.

cf Read 1988, 'History Beneath Our Feet' page 58, no. 1

Subsequent actions

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Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 39.73 mm
Width: 58.71 mm
Thickness: 18.81 mm
Weight: 87.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Friday 30th April 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean
Secondary identifier: Kate Orr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
To be known as: Birch CP

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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