WAW-1DDF91: Medieval or Post Medieval cooking vessel foot/leg (plan).

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Unique ID: WAW-1DDF91

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval or Post Medieval (12th to mid 19th century) cooking vessel leg: In plan the copper alloy leg is a sub-trapezoid on the outer face and base of the foot and in profile it is a curved rectangle. The upper edge of the leg is broken but it is not recent as the patina covers the break. The base of the foot is sub-trapezoidal with the narrowest edge forming the reverse edge. The leg and foot is decorated, on the outer face, with a prominent, integral vertical ridge which is sub semi-circular in section. The surface of the leg has a mottled green coloured patina. The leg measures 48.08mm wide across the foot, and 30.52mm tall. It weighs 138.8g.

It is uncertain what type of vessel this leg comes from, but Egan (1998) comments that commonly used cooking vessels in the Medieval period include skillets, ewers, and cauldrons. According to Butler, Green and Payne (2009), "From about AD 1100, cast copper alloy vessels...were commonly used for downhearth cooking, with the vessel sitting among the embers or suspended over the fire. All but the poorest medieval or post-medieval households would have had at least one metal cooking vessel....These vessels gradually passed out of use between 1700 and 1850, superseded by cast iron pots...".

Butler, R., Green, C. and Payne, N. 2009 'Cast copper-alloy cooking vessels' Finds Research Group AD700-1700 Datasheet 41

Egan G. 1998 The Medieval Household Daily Living c. 1150-c.1450 Museum of London, London, The Stationary Office

Class: Cooking
Sub class: Leg/Foot

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 30.52 mm
Width: 48.08 mm
Weight: 138.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 18th April 2013 - Thursday 11th July 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Aston, Cote, Shifford and Chimney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3601
Four figure Latitude: 51.70658934
Four figure longitude: -1.48041758
1:25K map: SP3601
1:10K map: SP30SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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