YORYM-4992C6: Medieval to Post-Medieval : Vessel

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Unique ID: YORYM-4992C6

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

The fragment is part of the leg of a cooking vessel such as a cauldron. The pot leg is sub-triangular in cross-section, with a slightly concave inner surface. The leg is formed of five convex ribs which terminate in a flared, hoof-like foot. The base of the foot is flat.

The metal is very uneven and mid-green in colour, with patches of dark grey. The pot leg measures 70.1 mm long, 46.0 mm wide, and 31.0 mm thick. It weighs 262 g.

Copper alloy vessels were commonly used for cooking from AD1100 to the late 1700s where they were gradually phased out in favour of cast-iron pots and saucepans designed for kitchen ranges. Therefore it is difficult to closely date this object without any further archaeological context.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 70.1 mm
Width: 46 mm
Thickness: 31 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT: E05544

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA1334
Four figure Latitude: 53.79005672
Four figure longitude: -0.28618679
1:25K map: TA1334
1:10K map: TA13SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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