WMID-47CBE0: Medieval to Post medieval: Incomplete cooking pot vessel foot / leg

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Unique ID: WMID-47CBE0

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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 sub rectangular in shape and sub rectangular in cross section. It consists of a straight body, with an external central rib. The internal surface is rough. At the top of the leg, an irregular surface is present, this would have adjoined to the base of the cauldron. The base of the foot is slightly abraded.

It measures 53.3 mm in length, 37.1 mm wide and 13.3 mm thick. It weighs 105.5 grams.

The vessel foot / leg is predominantely a mid greenish brown colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.

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: 53.3 mm
Width: 37.1 mm
Thickness: 13.3 mm
Weight: 105.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th June 2019 - Friday 7th June 2019

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: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Croxden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0640
Four figure Latitude: 52.95734031
Four figure longitude: -1.91213288
1:25K map: SK0640
1:10K map: SK04SE
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

References cited

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