ESS-3805CB: Medieval-Post Medieval: Incomplete copper alloy handle lug, most likely from a chafing dish

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Unique ID: ESS-3805CB

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Incomplete copper alloy handle lug, most likely from a chafing dish of Late Medieval-Post Medieval. The lug is oval in plan and rectangular in cross-section with rounded corners. At one end sits a collar and behind that the remains of a circular rivet; which would have attached to the vessel. Decoration in the form of moulded lines appear on either side of the handle, just above the collar.

Similar examples are recorded on the database SWYOR-38747B, SWYOR-3DBEEE. Record SOM-1CB047 notes that "Chafing dishes were domestic utensils made of metal or earthenware for holding burning charcoal or other combustible material. This was then used to cook food or keep it hot at the table...These types of dish date to the 15th or 16th century" (Lewis 1973, 60-70); with the surrebt example most likely dating to this period.

The handle measures 26mm length

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Class: Chafing Dish

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1401
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Bishop
Identified by: Ms Katie Bishop

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6223
Four figure Latitude: 51.88202991
Four figure longitude: 0.35227697
1:25K map: TL6223
1:10K map: TL62SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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