WAW-301351: Medieval trivet or candleholder (profile, plan and profile).

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Unique ID: WAW-301351

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Probable Medieval (12th to 15th centuries) trivet or candle holder: The copper alloy stand appears to form a three legged stand, of which only two legs remain. The legs are oval in section which continues upwards to form an arm with a possible zoomorphic terminal. Only one complete arm remains, the other is missing but the break is not too recent. The two legs are joined by an integral sub-triangular platform with a central circular perforation which is incomplete due to breaks. The breaks again are not recent. The surface of the item has a well developed mid green patina. It measures 40.49mm tall from the foot to the zoomorphic head, 54.88mm wide from foot to foot and weighs 36.3g.

While no exact parallel has been found the style appears Medieval and is similar in form to trivets and more elaborate three legged candle holders. Similar items on the PAS database include HAMP-89E851 and SUSS-5E2F87.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.49 mm
Width: 54.88 mm
Weight: 36.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 29th November 2012 - Thursday 27th February 2014

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: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Upton Snodsbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9354
Four figure Latitude: 52.18420224
Four figure longitude: -2.10380082
1:25K map: SO9354
1:10K map: SO95SW
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

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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