SOM-B9A805: Post Medieval Vessel Leg

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Unique ID: SOM-B9A805

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Post-medieval copper alloy vessel leg. A tapering D-sectioned leg with an expanded oval knopped foot. The front of the leg is decorated with five vertical ribs running down the length to the foot with grooves between them. The back is plain. It is 46.17mm long, 28.25mm wide, 13.26mm thick and weighs 68.83grams.

Crudely made cast copper alloy vessels were widely used from c.1200-1700 for serving and cooking. Butler et al (2009:4) illustrate four main types of leg used. This is most similar their type B which they suggest was already in use by the late 15th century


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46.17 mm
Width: 28.25 mm
Thickness: 13.26 mm
Weight: 68.83 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th September 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Spaxton 2011 - Stogursey, WHRADA, 25-09-2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Georgia Goldsmith
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Rally reference 584

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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