YORYM-402F06: Post medieval pot leg vessel

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Unique ID: YORYM-402F06

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A fragment of a copper-alloy vessel dating to the post medieval period.

The fragment is part of the leg of a cooking vessel such as a cauldron. The pot leg is triangular in cross-section, tapering downward, with a slightly concave inner surface. The outer surface is formed of three convex ribs which form a flared, hoof-like foot. The base of foot is very worn and uneven.

The metal is worn and made up of patches of light brown and light green. The pot leg is 52.3 mm long, 33.4 mm wide and 31.4 mm thick. It weighs 146 g.

Butler et al. (2009) report a similar pot leg (p.6, figure 4b) and note that another example from the Mary Rose must be of late 15th- or early 16th-century date.

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52.3 mm
Width: 33.4 mm
Thickness: 31.4 mm
Weight: 146 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Gail Hitchens
Identified by: Miss Gail Hitchens

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT: E05446

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Weston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7768
Four figure Latitude: 53.20350633
Four figure longitude: -0.8486779
1:25K map: SK7768
1:10K map: SK76NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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