BERK-12D8F1: Medieval vessel: Vessel leg

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VESSEL

Unique ID: BERK-12D8F1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval to post-Medieval vessel foot from a copper alloy cooking vessel (c. 1250-c. 1650 AD).
The object is sub-rectangular in plan and cross-section throughout its length. It is undecorated but the front retains a raised central vertical rib. The base of the foot is now worn, broken and rounded, but would have resembled an animals' paw. The top of the foot is broken off beneath where it would have joined the vessel. The underside of the base retains a black substance, probably consolidated soot. Cast cooking vessels seem to have come into use in the second half of the 13th century and continued to be used until at least until c. AD 1600 (Geake 2001, 52).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.75 mm
Width: 32.48 mm
Thickness: 9.78 mm
Weight: 57.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st February 2012 - Wednesday 29th February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.812

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Little Bedwyn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2766
Four figure Latitude: 51.392401
Four figure longitude: -1.613334
1:25K map: SU2766
1:10K map: SU26NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: BERK
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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