ESS-C01796: A cast copper alloy foot and part of a leg from a vessel, probably a Medieval posnet.

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VESSEL

Unique ID: ESS-C01796

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy foot and part of a leg from a vessel, probably a Medieval posnet. The leg is broadly triangular in section with a flat back and sides and a raised central rib running the length of the object. The fragment is broadly uniform in width but with a rounded terminal. It measures 40.6mm in length, 26.8mm in width, 10.7mm in thickness and weighs 49.58g. A parallel can be seen on this database in SWYOR-2BD225.

Unlike other examples of this type (e.g. SOM-BD0395), there is no 'hoof'-like shaping on the foot, instead being completely flat. However, this example is very worn.

Class: 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 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.6 mm
Width: 26.8 mm
Thickness: 10.7 mm
Weight: 49.58 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2014 - Thursday 31st October 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: CIMS OEF 7513

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
Parish or ward: Great Bardfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6728
Four figure Latitude: 51.92547
Four figure longitude: 0.42727297
1:25K map: TL6728
1:10K map: TL62NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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