IOW-B7B3E5: Medieval to Post-Medieval: Metal Vessel (leg)

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Unique ID: IOW-B7B3E5

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Medieval or post-Medieval copper-alloy vessel leg/foot probably from a cauldron, skillet or ewer (c. 1200-c. 1800).

The pot leg is trapezoidal in plan and cross-section.

The front has a central vertical rib that flares towards the break at the top. The back is flat and plain. The old break at the top is irregular and the base is uneven and pitted.

This leg/foot is light green with patches of a darker green patina and consolidated soot.

Length: 27.7mm; width at bottom: 45.0mm; thickness: 21.5mm. Weight: 79.71g.

The vessels to which these were attached were usually of a tripod form and were widely used from c. 1200-1700 for serving and cooking. Butler and Green (2003) 15, state 'there is evidence that (cast copper alloy) metal cooking vessels became increasingly common during the 13th and 14th centuries'. While certain specialist cast copper alloy vessels such as skillets remained in use for longer, 'bronze cauldrons in general seem to have been superseded in the early years of the 18th century by cast iron which were cheaper to make and more durable' (ibid; 22).

Butler, R. and Green, C., 2003 English Bronze Cooking Vessels and Their Founders 1350-1830 Honiton. Devon : Roderick & Valentine Butler.

Class: cooking vessel

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.7 mm
Width: 45 mm
Thickness: 21.5 mm
Weight: 79.71 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 17th April 2019 - Wednesday 17th April 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-1-81

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: IOW
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Updated: 2 months ago

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