LANCUM-361F75: Lancs., Slyne-with-Hest: Container

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Unique ID: LANCUM-361F75

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Three fragments of a copper-alloy enamelled vessel in shape of a cockerel. The pieces remaining are the lower part of the body, a large fragment of the upper body (wing) and the neck and head. The legs and feet are missing. The fragment of the upper body was the lid for the vessel, the hollow body of the cockerel (the lower part) the container of the vessel. The neck and head are cast hollow, but filled with clay. The eyes and possibly also the beak are decorated with red and black enamel and both body and wing (lid) have a pattern of enamelled patches (blue, black and red) in shape of stylised feathers.

The vessel may have been a container for jewellery or smaller items of value. The remaining fragments are in good condition.

Measurements: Head (LE: 39mm, WI: 24mm), back (LE: 53mm, WI: 31mm), body (LE: 71mm, WI: 54mm)

NB - fragments of a similar lamp have been recorded under SOM-745EA2.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2003

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD4965
Four figure Latitude: 54.07838334
Four figure longitude: -2.7809799
1:25K map: SD4965
1:10K map: SD46NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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