CORN-46E86D: rim fragment (exterior)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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VESSEL

Unique ID: CORN-46E86D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of the rim of a cast copper-alloy cooking vessel. The fragment is roughly triangular, 43.5 mm long, 32 mm wide, 2 mm in thickness at the rim and weighs 15.5 g. The fragment is bent in plan, so that the curvature is unknown. The exterior surface is slightly pitted, but almost entirely coated in burnt black organic matter from when the vessel was near the fire. The interior surface has a smooth coating of copper corrosion and patches of black organic material around the transverse groove below the rim, which is 5 mm in depth. The rim is flush with the exterior of the vessel but ovate in section as it projects from the interior surface. The fragmentary nature of the rim and its distorted shape make it difficult to estimate with any degree of certainty either the shape of the vessel or its diameter.

Egan (2005) illustrates a similar example of bowl fragment with a flared beaded rim and straight-sided body on page 99, fig.85, no.444, which is dated from c.1550-1600.

Ottaway and Rogers (2002) illustrate a similarly sized bowl with a wide internally bevelled rim and a straight-sided body on page 2810, fig.1394, no.14197, which is dated from the mid 15th century to the early 17th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.5 mm
Width: 32 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 15.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th March 2018 - Sunday 4th March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lanivet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX0464
Four figure Latitude: 50.44303315
Four figure longitude: -4.76179271
1:25K map: SX0464
1:10K map: SX04NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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