NMGW-8E4D47: Post medieval cooking vessel handle fragment from a posnet or skillet

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Unique ID: NMGW-8E4D47

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Post medieval copper alloy cooking vessel handle fragment from a posnet or skillet of 16th to 17th century date

The fragment is the handle terminal from a cooking vessel (with a surviving length of 77.4mm and a weight of 156.5g). The handle is of D-shaped section at the break (with a width of 28.6mm and a thickness of 12.4mm) with straight and near-parallel sides before the terminal. The handle has a rounded step down to the terminal (10.4mm deep and giving an overall depth of 20.3mm), which has a rounded end. The body of the handle has a grooved border each side and a central decorative motif with an oval groove discernible before the break, now heavily-worn but possibly depicting the letter 'O' or number '0'. The surface has a mid-green patina and is worn with a number of casting flaws discernible.

Class: cooking vessel handle fragment

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 77.4 mm
Width: 28.6 mm
Thickness: 12.4 mm
Weight: 156.5 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2013.82

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Mathern (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST5290
Four figure Latitude: 51.60677768
Four figure longitude: -2.6945161
1:25K map: ST5290
1:10K map: ST59SW
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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