BERK-16E382: Medieval vessel: Pot mend

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VESSEL

Unique ID: BERK-16E382

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead alloy 'pot mend', probably dating from the medieval period. The pot mend comprises two sub-oval discs joined by a thick central shank and was used to mend a broken vessel in order to lengthen the period of use after damage had occurred. Although very hard to date on their own, some pot-mends do date to the Roman period, although the majority date to the medieval and post-medieval period, c. AD 1300-1550.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 11.84 mm
Weight: 21.2 g
Diameter: 20.91 mm

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: 2011.814

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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