WMID-0DE35B: Medieval to Post Medieval: Incomplete cooking pot vessel foot or leg

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Unique ID: WMID-0DE35B

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete foot / leg from a copper alloy cooking vessel, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1400 - AD 1750).

It is sub rectangular in shape with a D shaped cross section. The base is flat and D shaped. The upper edge is rough, exhibiting an old predepositional break. A black patina covers the majority of the surface.

It measures 43.6 mm in length, 15.3 mm wide (max) and 12.0 mm thick. It weighs 28.6 g

It is uncertain what type of vessel this fragment comes from, but Egan (1998) comments that commonly used cooking vessels in the Medieval period include skillets, ewers, and cauldrons. Butler, Green and Payne (2009) illustrate copper-alloy cooking vessels on page 2 and discuss how cauldrons, posnets and later skillets were commonly used from about AD 1100 for downhearth cooking, with the vessel sitting among the embers or suspended over the fire.

Similar feet/legs have been recorded on the PAS database as: LEIC-11571E and WMID-B1ABE8.

References:

Butler, R., Green, C. and Payne, N., 2009 Cast Copper-Alloy Cooking Vessels. FRG Datasheet 41.

Egan G. (1998) The Medieval Household Daily Living c. 1150-c.1450 Museum of London, London, The Stationary Office.

Class: foot / leg

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.6 mm
Width: 15.3 mm
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 28.6 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Eccleshall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8033
Four figure Latitude: 52.89407139
Four figure longitude: -2.29872572
1:25K map: SJ8033
1:10K map: SJ83SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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