SWYOR-680821: Post Medieval vessel; chafing dish support / leg

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Unique ID: SWYOR-680821

Object type certainty: Probably
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A fragment of a copper alloy curved bar, probably part of an anthropomorphic bracket or support from a copper-alloy chafing dish of the type described as Type B by Bailey (2008) and dating from AD 1550 - 1750. It is made out of a flat piece of copper-alloy plate of rectangular section. The bar curves and one end is decorated on both faces with a series of wide, shallow transverse grooves. Both ends of the bar are broken. The object has a rich black patina surving in most places. The support is 57.8mm long, 18.2mm wide and 2.6mm thick. 13.1g.

It is possible that this bar was part of the curved anthropomorphic brackets found on chafing dishes which formed the leg and / or the support for the bowl. Some examples are illustrated in Bailey (2008) Detector Finds 4 on page 58 and 59. Compare also SWYOR-227922, LVPL-550424 and SF8937 which cites Lewis (1973): "Lewis (1973) illustrates two examples of the type, from Lubeck and Liege. They seem to have been made in Germany, Denmark and the Low Countries from 1575 onwards, and although going out of fashion at the end of the 17th century were still in use in poorer households in the middle of the 18th.".

With so little of the bar surviving, it is also possible that it had an alternative function, possibly as part of a Post Medieval dagger guard or part of a box or casket fitting, or a ring from a bridle fitting or harness terret.

Class: chafing dish

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 57.8 mm
Width: 18.2 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 13.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st May 2016 - Thursday 16th June 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2940

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Calderdale (Metropolitan District)
District: Calderdale (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Luddendenfoot (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE0327
Four figure Latitude: 53.7393759
Four figure longitude: -1.95599685
1:25K map: SE0327
1:10K map: SE02NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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