YORYM-FDD82E: Post-Medieval : Vessel Handle

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Object type certainty: Probably
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An incomplete copper-alloy probable vessel handle probably of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500-1900. The handle is probably from a tankard and consists of a sub-rectangular strip, wide at one end and tapering gradually towards the other end, shaped into a roughly D-shaped curve. The wider end of the bar is bent inwards at an angle. An inset projecting bar protrudes from the wider end and terminates in a worn break. From the uppermost point of the wider end is a projecting zoomorphic horse head. A thin neck with a grooved and crested mane curves outwards and meets a drop shaped head with incised grooves for eyes, mouth, and nose. Pointed ears project upwards from the top of the head. Near the base of the handle is a V shaped protruding knop, possibly a thumb rest. Fine incised lines running all over the horse head terminal represent fur. Three pairs of incised lines form a chevron pattern down the outer surface of the handle, between the horse head terminal and the V shaped knop. The handle is otherwise undecorated.

The metal has a black patina and is worn. The handle is 58.3mm long, 9.5mm wide, 5.0mm thick, and weighs 21.2g.

Similar finds have been recorded on the database as NLM-979B32 and SF-71AA94.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 58.3 mm
Width: 9.5 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 21.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emily Tilley
Identified by: Miss Emily Tilley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05998

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Everingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7943
Four figure Latitude: 53.87719362
Four figure longitude: -0.79983219
1:25K map: SE7943
1:10K map: SE74SE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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