SOM-7A67C7: Medieval vessel repair

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VESSEL

Unique ID: SOM-7A67C7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast lead vessel repair (pot mend). It is roughly oval in plan and H-shaped in section with two irregularly shaped outer sides, one larger than the other, joined by a smaller central section. In the groove created between the outer sides there are fragment of the original pot. The pottery has a bright orange fabric with common (c.20%) coarse sand temper. It is 42.5 mm by 39.2mm, 9.3 mm thick and weighs 81.7 g.

Pot mends of this form are found in both Roman and Medieval periods, as a common way to repair broken pottery. The fabric appears similar to Medieval cooking pots although it is too fragmentary to be completely certain.

Class: Repair

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.5 mm
Width: 39.2 mm
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 81.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 17th November 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Dr Naomi Payne

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC020758

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Secondary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Otterhampton

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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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