WAW-449CA5: Medieval or Post Medieval cooking vessel leg and foot (plan and profile).

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Unique ID: WAW-449CA5

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A cast copper alloy cooking vessel leg/foot. The leg is an elongated sub-trapezoid in plan, with the narrow edge forming the upper edge. The upper edge is broken but it is not recent as the patina covers the break. The lower edge splays forwards to form the foot which is trapezoidal with the narrowest edge forming the reverse edge. The outer wide face is straight in profile, but leaning backwards slightly as does the back of the leg. The leg and foot is decorated on the outer face with a prominent, integral, central, vertical ridge. The surface of the leg has a mottled mid grey/green coloured patina. The leg measures 38.7mm wide across the foot, and 45.41mm tall from the table surface to the broken edge. It weighs 141g.

It is uncertain what type of vessel this fragment comes from, but Egan (Egan G. 1998 The Medieval Household Daily Living c. 1150-c.1450 Museum of London, London, The Stationary Office) comments that commonly used cooking vessels in the Medieval period include skillets, ewers, and cauldrons. Geake (Geake, H. 2001 Finds Recording Guide Unpublished) suggests such vessels were used from the mid 13th to 16th centuries. Butler and Green (2003 English Bronze Cooking Vessels and Their Founders 1350-1830 Acanthus Press) comment cooking vessels can date up to the mid 18th century.

Class: Cooking
Sub class: Foot/leg

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.41 mm
Width: 38.7 mm
Weight: 141 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013 - Wednesday 27th February 2013

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Bromsgrove (District)
Parish or ward: Dodford with Grafton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9368
Four figure Latitude: 52.310066
Four figure longitude: -2.104096
1:25K map: SO9368
1:10K map: SO96NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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