YORYM-266AB3: Medieval : Vessel Leg

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VESSEL

Unique ID: YORYM-266AB3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy vessel of medieval date. The fragment is the leg and foot of a probable cooking vessel. The leg is roughly trapezoidal in shape and section and narrows slightly towards the base of the foot. Two protruding ridges extend down the front of the fragment to either side of the central point. The reverse of the leg and base of the foot are flat and undecorated. The break at the top of the leg fragment is very worn and pitted.
The metal is a mid brownish-green colour and is very worn. The fragment is 68.7mm long, 36.5mm wide, 17.5mm thick and weighs 139g.
While it is not possible to allocate this fragment to a specific vessel type it is likely to be from a cauldron, posnet or skillet. A mid 13th to 16th century date is generally accepted for copper alloy cooking vessels.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 68.7 mm
Width: 36.5 mm
Thickness: 17.5 mm
Weight: 139 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Skidby

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: YORYM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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