YORYM-8F2CCB: Medieval to Post-Medieval : Vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: YORYM-8F2CCB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A fragment of a copper-alloy vessel of medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1100 - 1850. The fragment is part of the leg of a cooking vessel such as a cauldron or posnet. The leg is roughly rectangular in plan and section with an outward turn to the front, forming the foot. It is undecorated. The break to the upper end of the leg is worn.

The metal has a dark black/green patina and is worn. Blackened patches are present on all surfaces. The fragment is 41.1mm long, 25.4mm wide, 11.8mm thick and weighs 49.5g.

These objects are very common metal detector finds and are often found heavily worn and pitted as the metal content was high in lead which leached out over time (Butler, Green & Payne, p.4).

While it is not possible to allocate this fragment to a specific type it is likely to be from a large cooking vessel and dates from c.AD 1100 to c.AD 1850 when the use of cast iron cooking vessels predominates.

Ref: Butler, R., Green, C. and Payne, N. (2009). Cast Copper-Alloy Cooking Vessels (FRG Datasheet 41). Sleaford: The Finds Research Group AD 700-1700.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.1 mm
Width: 25.4 mm
Thickness: 11.8 mm
Weight: 49.5 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06072

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Hutton Buscel (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9785
Four figure Latitude: 54.25149637
Four figure longitude: -0.51270675
1:25K map: SE9785
1:10K map: SE98NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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