SWYOR-4189B4: Post Medieval toy cooking vessel

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Unique ID: SWYOR-4189B4

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A copper alloy miniature cauldron; a toy, dating from the Medieval or Post Medieval period. The vessel is a miniature tripod cauldron. It is circular, with a flaring rim, waisted neck, and bulbous body with a flat base. There are three stumpy rounded legs projecting from the base. The vessel has two diametrically opposed loop handles attached to the rim and shoulder. The cauldron has a grey green colour, suggesting a high lead content. Similar toy cauldrons are illustrated in: "Toys, Trifles and Trinkets", Egan, 2005, p. 111-114. The date range suggested for the cauldron recorded here is between the 15th and the 17th centuries, in line with the suggested dates of the copper-alloy cauldrons recorded in Egan's catalogue.

Class: miniature cauldron

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 15.3 mm
Width: 21.85 mm
Weight: 13.2 g
Diameter: 14.34 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st August 2010 - Monday 8th November 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1298

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Healaugh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4947
Four figure Latitude: 53.916836
Four figure longitude: -1.255462
1:25K map: SE4947
1:10K map: SE44NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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