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VESSEL

Unique ID: DOR-C101D2

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An incomplete cast copper-alloy pot leg from a cooking vessel. The leg is D-shaped in cross-section with a flat front and convex back and a central raised rib running down the front. It has an old irregular break at the upper end. The leg flares forwards at the base to create the plain D-shaped foot. . The surfaces are sooted from use in a hearth.
Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c.1200-1650 AD.
Dimensions: 52.46 mm x 59.49 mm x 28.20 mm
Weight: 285 g

Crudely made cast copper-alloy vessels such as cauldrons and skillets were widely used from c.1200-1700 for serving and cooking. Butler et al. (2009:4) suggest there were four main types of leg used. This is an example of type A which they suggest was widespread in the medieval period with some examples continuing into the early 17th century.

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Class: Cauldron
Sub class: Foot

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52.42 mm
Width: 59.49 mm
Thickness: 28.2 mm
Weight: 285 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th December 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
To be known as: Spetisbury

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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