YORYM-C3EED4: Medieval to Post-Medieval : Vessel

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CHAFING DISH

Unique ID: YORYM-C3EED4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy attachment lug from a chafing dish handle of medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1400 - 1600.

The lug is C-shaped with a rectangular section. One edge is straight from which a circular sectioned shaft projects. This shaft would have passed through the wall of the vessel to allow the handle to hang freely. File marks are present over the surfaces of the object.

The metal has a mid-green patina and is in fair condition. The object is 22.2mm long, 16.6mm wide, 7.6mm thick and weighs 11.4g.

Along with a heart-shaped frame, this lug would have formed the handle of a chafing dish; a vessel that would have been filled with smouldering charcoal and used to keep food warm.

Similar lugs have been recorded as YORYM-74D36C, LIN-0CF4AF and YORYM-7D412B. A complete chafing dish handle of this form is: LANCUM-8C779B which states "Margeson (1983) notes that similar forms of handle are found on both 15th/16th century chafing dishes and cupboard doors. Illustrated in Norwich Households is a similar example (no 491) which is dated to the Late medieval and Early Post Medieval period. Bailey (2000:p.59) also illustrates similar examples (Fig.8) dating to the 15th to 18th centuries. He also illustrates an example of a complete chafing dish (Type A) with heart shaped attachment handles".

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 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.2 mm
Width: 16.6 mm
Thickness: 7.6 mm
Weight: 11.4 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06292

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: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Spofforth with Stockeld (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3651
Four figure Latitude: 53.95384858
Four figure longitude: -1.45290514
1:25K map: SE3651
1:10K map: SE35SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 15 days ago
Updated: 14 days ago

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