NMGW-3B60DB: Post medieval lead vessel

Rights Holder: Wenke Domscheit
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Unique ID: NMGW-3B60DB

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Post medieval lead vessel probably of 17th or 18th century

The vessel is near-complete with some peripheral damage and is of D-shaped form (with a weight of 210.5g). The mouth (60.7mm wide and 35.9mm long) has a stepped moulding (with a depth of 7.3mm - 13.9mm and 5mm thick) on the curved part only. One of the corners is higher (giving a maximum overall height of 34.5mm) and has a spout-like form. The interior of the vessel is uneven (28mm deep). The rear and underside of the vessel are flat, with no obvious means of attachment. The surface has a grey patina with white corrosion.

This form of lead vessel is often interpreted as a 'bird-feeder', although the vessels may have had other functions. An unstratified example was discovered at Southwark, London (Egan, 1995, p 129, no.167)[1].

[1] Egan, G., 1995; Material culture in London in an age of transition. Tudor and Stuart period finds c 1450-c 1700 from excavations at riverside sites in Southwark

Class: Lead vessel

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 34.5 mm
Width: 60.7 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 210.5 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Wenke Domscheit
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2013.6.2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Powys (Unitary Authority)
District: Powys (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Glyn Tarell (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO0126
Four figure Latitude: 51.92368735
Four figure longitude: -3.44104096
1:25K map: SO0126
1:10K map: SO02NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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