WAW-D9E941: Medieval or Post Medieval cooking vessel foot/leg (plan, profile and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-D9E941

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy cooking vessel leg/foot. The leg is an elongated sub-trapezoid in plan with an obliquely angled broken lower edge. The upper edge is also broken but it is not recent as the patina covers the break. The leg/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 36.55mm wide across the foot, and 64.71mm tall from the table surface to the broken edge. It weighs 86g.

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 Geake (Geake, H. 2001 Finds Recording Guide Unpublished) suggests such vessels were used from the mid 13th to 16th centuries.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: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64.71 mm
Width: 36.55 mm
Weight: 86 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th May 2013

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: North West Leicestershire (District)
Parish or ward: Stretton en le Field (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2909
Four figure Latitude: 52.67793002
Four figure longitude: -1.57250895
1:25K map: SK2909
1:10K map: SK20NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Updated: 8 years ago

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