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VESSEL

Unique ID: NMS-28E2BE

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete medieval to post medieval leg from a cooking vessel such as a cauldron, posnet or skillet dating to the period c. AD1300 - 1700. The leg has a worn break at the top. Broadly trapezoidal in cross-section, the leg is angled and bends at a right-angle, into a splayed foot. A prominent mid-rib runs up the front between the two toes.

The vessels to which these were attached were usually of a tripod form and were widely used from circa AD 1200-1700 for serving and cooking. Butler and Green (2003) 15, state 'there is evidence that (cast copper alloy) metal cooking vessels became increasingly common during the 13th and 14th centuries'. While certain specialist cast copper alloy vessels such as skillets remained in use for longer, 'bronze cauldrons in general seem to have been superseded in the early years of the 18th century by cast iron which were cheaper to make and more durable' (ibid; 22).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 35.2 mm
Width: 46.5 mm
Thickness: 26.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th May 2017 - Sunday 14th May 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IND28092017JS

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ascott-under-Wychwood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3017
Four figure Latitude: 51.85079344
Four figure longitude: -1.5658675
1:25K map: SP3017
1:10K map: SP31NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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