SOM-FAFAB7: Medieval or Post Medieval pot leg

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Unique ID: SOM-FAFAB7

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Medieval or Post Medieval cast copper alloy pot leg, 1200-1700 AD. The leg is trapezoid in section with a wider front than back and a central raised rib running down the front. It has an old irregular break at the upper end. and has lost part of one side to a break or mis-casting; there are also several holes in the front from mis-casting The leg widens outwards at the base to create the plain trapezoid foot. The foot has an irregular front edge and may have been intended to have rounded front corners and an indented curved front with a central projection at the end of the rib but was poorly cast. The foot is flat and the leg rose form this at an angle of c.75 degrees. It is 57.9mm tall, 61.6mm wide, 35.9mm thick; it weighs 268 grams.

Notes:

Crudely made cast copper alloy vessels were widely used from c.1200-1700 for serving and cooking. Butler et al (2009:4) suggest there were four main types of leg used. This is an example of type A which they suggest was widespread in the Medieval period with some examples continuing into the early 17th century.

Class: Cooking
Sub class: Leg and foot

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 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 57.9 mm
Width: 61.6 mm
Thickness: 35.9 mm
Weight: 268 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th July 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC020377

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Piddlehinton

References cited

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Audit data

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

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