NMS-530FB2: Late medieval  handle lug from a vessel

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Unique ID: NMS-530FB2

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Late medieval copper alloy integrally cast handle lug from a vessel, probably a laver, dating to the period c. AD 1350 - 1500. It comprises an anthropomorphic bust moulded in three dimensions; the hair moulded to form a central parting with tresses falling to chin length on either side. The texture indicated by a series of engraved wavy lines. The face exhibits engraved lentoid eyesand a moulded, flattened triangular nose with engraved lips directly below. The chin appears square. The head tapers towarda the back and exhibits a central oval slot for insertion of the missing handle. The head tapers into a short next which then expands into the chest. Projecting from the shoulders on either side and from the bottom of the bust are the remains of the vessel rim.

Ahmet (2017) in the record for KENT-C25921 states: "This kind of mount belongs to a group of copper-alloy vessel with decorative handle mounts and spouts produced predominantly in the 15th century (although perhaps as early as the late 14th) in North-East France and Belgium (Flanders). With a complete example held in the British Museum, accession number 1956,0702.1 and several others illustrated by Begrundet von Otto von Falke and Erich Meyer (2000). A number of similar examples have been reported to the PAS although the type remains relatively scarce. For particularly close examples See:GLO-78CE0A, SWYOR-271491, BH-CC7C87, BH-6D9171, ESS-A02895, SF-9A1617 and LIN-5224B2."

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 54 mm
Width: 47.6 mm
Thickness: 23.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 7th June 2018 - Wednesday 4th July 2018

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 33998
Other reference: ENMD072018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Catfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG3921
Four figure Latitude: 52.73377493
Four figure longitude: 1.53861996
1:25K map: TG3921
1:10K map: TG32SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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