CORN-23428A: cauldron rim (exterior)

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CAULDRON

Unique ID: CORN-23428A

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fragment of a cast copper-alloy cauldron rim. Trapezoidal in plan, 50 mm long, 29.5 mm in width, 4.5 mm thick and 34 g in weight. All edges of the fragment are broken but there an abrupt change of angle of around 45 degrees across it indicating that it is from the junction of the body with the out-turned rim of the vessel. The curve of the fragment suggests a large vessel with a diameter of around 300 mm, with a possible capacity of 3 gallons. Cauldrons with sharply out-turned rims were widespread and common in the 17th century.

Butler and Green (2003) illustrate many cauldrons from the West of England and Wales; an example by the prolific Sturton Foundry, which was operational at South Petherton, Somerset between 1630 and 1712, is illustrated on page 115, no.114 and dated from the 1660s-1670s.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50 mm
Width: 29.5 mm
Thickness: 4.5 mm
Weight: 34 g
Diameter: 300 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 28th April 2018 - Saturday 28th April 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: St. Mabyn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX0673
Four figure Latitude: 50.52454294
Four figure longitude: -4.73833103
1:25K map: SX0673
1:10K map: SX03SE
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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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