WMID-8C9E98: Medieval to Post medieval: Incomplete vessel foot / leg

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Unique ID: WMID-8C9E98

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An incomplete copper alloy foot / leg from a copper alloy cooking vessel of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 - AD 1700).

The vessel fragment is triangular, with an oval cross section. It consists of a triangular body, with the edges tapering down to a blunt point, with an external central rib. The internal surface is smooth. At the top of the leg, a curved section of metal is present, this is the remnants of the vessel base. Traces of a black patina are around the top of the leg. The base of the foot is slightly abraded.

It measures 59.0 mm in length, 34.8 mm wide and 18.7 mm thick. It weighs 90.4 grams.

The vessel foot / leg is predominantly a mid green colour, with an uneven surface patina.

The remains of copper alloy cooking vessels have been regularly recorded through the PAS, with many variants on the design. This leg was probably originally part of a cauldron, similar to the example illustrated in figure 1 of Butler, Green & Payne's 2009 datasheet on Cast Copper Alloy cooking vessels. These vessels tend to be of late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (15 to 18th Centuries AD).

Reference:

Butler, R., Green, C., and Payne, N. 2009 Cast Copper Alloy cooking vessels. The Finds Research Group Datasheet 41. Finds Research Group

Class: foot / leg

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 59 mm
Width: 34.8 mm
Thickness: 18.7 mm
Weight: 90.4 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
To be known as: Stone

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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