PUBLIC-4FC4A5: Copper alloy paperclip river pot mend

Rights Holder: Sarah Young
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VESSEL

Unique ID: PUBLIC-4FC4A5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper-alloy repair patch or folded 'paperclip' type rivet from a Medieval to Post Medieval vessel. It is folded from a lozenge shaped copper sheet and was used to repair small splits in copper alloy vessels. The patch has a dark green patina. Egan gives a broad date range for this type of pot mend, dating from the Early Medieval to Post Medieval periods (Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition, page 101) but also suggests a central usage period from about the late 15th to the mid to late 16th Centuries.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th March 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sarah Young
Identified by: Ms Sarah Young

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Bampton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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