WAW-64CBEB: Medieval to Posy Medieval cooking vessel fragment (exterior and interior).

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Unique ID: WAW-64CBEB

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Medieval to Post Medieval (c. 1100 until c. 1850) cooking vessel fragment: The fragment is sub semi-circular in plan which is thickened and an integral sub-rectangular, narrowed block at the lower edge. The lower portion has fine horizontal striations on the exterior and a smooth concave interior. The breaks are not recent. In the centre of the upper portion there is an elongated drop-shaped hole in the centre. This hole is where the handle or chain would be suspended from and the upper edge is worn. Just below the perforation, on one face there is a horizontal ridge which is triangular in section. It appears to delineate the rim of the vessel rather than the suspension element. It measures 46.03mm long, 32.44mm wide and 4.32mm thick. It weighs 19.12g.

The fragment is from a type of cooking vessel, some of which were suspended by chains. Egan (1998) illustrates a suspended cooking vessel with similar suspension loops, Figure 146, and Figure 137. These types of objects tend to date to the Medieval and early Post Medieval periods, c. 1100 until c. 1850 when cast iron cooking vessels are used instead.

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

Class: Cooking

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46.03 mm
Width: 32.44 mm
Thickness: 4.32 mm
Weight: 19.12 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th December 2017 - Thursday 2nd February 2017

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
To be known as: Near Studley

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