SOM-D5739C: Medieval cooking pot

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

VESSEL

Unique ID: SOM-D5739C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Rim sherd of a Medieval open vessel (cooking pot) probably dating to c. AD 1200 to 1400. The sherd has mid-orange-buff surfaces with a mid-grey reduced core and relatively fresh breaks. The fabric is micaceous and has common (15%) rounded quartz up to 1.5,mm and c. 5% angular, patinated poorly sorted chert (up to 1.5mm). Occasional more amorphous white quartz up to 2mm.

The rim is everted with an angled, flat, cut top edge slightly thickened on the outer side. It is too small to estimate the diameter and weighs 11.81g.

It is probably a Greensand Derived fabric, local to the Blackdown Hills (Allan et al 2011).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 11.81 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 018109

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Somerton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

Similar objects

Find number: SOM-27269E
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Nine sherds of Medieval open vessel (cooking pot) probably dating to c. AD 1100 to 1300. Two rim sherds, one base sherd and six body sherds, T…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SOM-08EBCF
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Small abraded body sherd and an incomplete rim sherd, probably from a cooking pot or jar of Medieval date, c.1200 to 1450. The fabric appears …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SOM-154667
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Body sherd from a Medieval ceramic cooking pot. The fabric is pale orange with some reduced areas There is c. 30% very poorly orted temper in…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 14 days ago
Updated: 14 days ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.