HAMP-B3FE8F: Medieval vessel

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Unique ID: HAMP-B3FE8F

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A fragment of a copper-alloy medieval/ early post-medieval (c.1250-1600) handle from a chafing dish, consisting of the attachment lug only. The lug is tear-drop shaped with a rectangular cross-section and a central piercing 6.0mm in diameter. The pointed end of the tear-drop is truncated and instead has a ridge moulding to the sides, which gives a square cross-section at this point c.8.0 x 8.5mm. At the centre of this is a short, squahsed circular projection c.7mm in diameter and 1.5mm in length.
The object has a green-brown coloured patina and measures 21.1mm in length, 13.5mm in max.width, 8.4mm in max.thickness and weighs 10.31g.


An example complete with handle can be seen at KENT-73C75C.There are also parallels from London (Egan, 1998: no. 487), and on dishes from a hoard in Wales (Hemp 1918/19,215-16).

Class: Chafing dish
Sub class: Drop handle

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 6.2 mm
Weight: 6.12 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 696

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Upper Clatford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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