HAMP-243985: Medieval/ Post-Medieval vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HAMP-243985

Object type certainty: Certain
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A rim fragment of Medieval/ Post-Medieval (1200-1800) copper alloy cooking vessel, measuring 45.60x25.47x9.05mm and weighing 22.07g. The outside edge has a prominent lip while just below on the inside surface it becomes triangular in cross-section. Both outside and inside surface have an area of rough metal, presumably a result of the casting process.

Crudely made cast copper alloy vessels were widely used from c.1200-1800 for serving and cooking. Butler and Green (2003; 15) state 'there is evidence that (cast copper alloy) metal cooking vessels became increasingly common during the 13th and 14th centuries'. While certain specialist cast copper alloy vessels such as skillets remained in use later 'bronze cauldrons in general seem to have been superseded in the early years of the 18th century when their place was taken by cast-iron vessels which were cheaper to make and more durable to use.' (ibid: 22)

Class: Cooking vessel
Sub class: Rim

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.6 mm
Width: 25.47 mm
Thickness: 9.05 mm
Weight: 22.07 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st July 2013 - Thursday 31st October 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Winchester Museums Entry Form 3707

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Fyfield and Tubney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4197
Four figure Latitude: 51.67028449
Four figure longitude: -1.40853153
1:25K map: SU4197
1:10K map: SU49NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: HAMP
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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