SOM-214CA0: Medieval/post-medieval chafing dish support (possibly)

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Unique ID: SOM-214CA0

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A cast copper-alloy fragment: possibly a dish support from a late medieval/early post-medieval chafing dish. The object tapers to a point at one end. It has a trapezoidal cross-section and appears to have been broken away from another element at the shorter of the long edges of the attachment end. The artefact has corroded to a red/brown colour with patches of light-green corrosion product. It appears to be plain.

Notes:

Chafing dishes usually had three dish supports, equally spaced around the rim.

Class: chafing dish
Sub class: dish support

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.2 mm
Width: 15.1 mm
Thickness: 10.4 mm
Weight: 13.96 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st April 2013 - Tuesday 30th April 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 21983

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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