WAW-44B324: Medieval or Post Medieval cooking vessel leg and foot (profile).

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Unique ID: WAW-44B324

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A cast copper alloy cooking vessel foot. In plan it is a sub elongated trapezoid with the upper edge being obliquely angled and whose edges are broken. The upper surface is sub-oval in plan and forms the interior surface of the vessel. The broken edges are not recent breaks. The lower edge of the foot is also broken and heavily abraded. The leg is circular in section. The surface is slightly abraded and has a mottled matte mid green/grey coloured patina. It also has traces of a possible sooty/carbon deposit. The leg measures 63.96mm tall, 25mm wide and 22.22mm thick. It weighs 80.8g.

It is uncertain what type of vessel this leg 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. These cooking vessels, according to Geake, date from the mid 13th to 16th centuries. Butler and Green (2003 English Bronze Cooking Vessels and Their Founders 1350-1830 Acanthus Press) illustrate vessels which date to the mid 18th century.

Class: Cooking
Sub class: Foot/leg

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 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 63.96 mm
Width: 25 mm
Thickness: 22.22 mm
Weight: 80.8 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: Bentley Pauncefoot (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9766
Four figure Latitude: 52.292123
Four figure longitude: -2.045407
1:25K map: SO9766
1:10K map: SO96NE
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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