HAMP-F0E9D7: Medieval/ Post-Medieval vessel

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Unique ID: HAMP-F0E9D7

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A Medieval to Late Post-Medieval (1200-1800) copper alloy leg with rounded foot from a cooking vessel. It measures 41.61x21.05x13.77mm and weighs 45.70g.

At the (old) break the triangular-sectioned mid-rib is visible very off-centre. Otherwise the break at this point is D-shaped, being rounded to the reverse. The break measures 19.15x12.25mm. Below the leg narrows and widens again at the rounded foot, which measures 21.05x13.77mm. By this point the mid-rib is barely visible. The metal has a silvery sheen and traces of a black substance.

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cast copper alloy vessels such as skillets remained in use later 'bronze cauldrons in general seem to have been superseded in the early years of the 18th century when their place was taken by cast-iron vessels which were cheaper to make and more durable to use.'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: Leg

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.61 mm
Width: 21.05 mm
Thickness: 13.77 mm
Weight: 45.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd December 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Winchester Museums Entry Form 3742

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3887
Four figure Latitude: 51.58058622
Four figure longitude: -1.45299154
1:25K map: SU3887
1:10K map: SU38NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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