YORYM-5175CB: Medieval to Post-Medieval : Vessel

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VESSEL

Unique ID: YORYM-5175CB

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

A fragment of a copper-alloy vessel of medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1100 - 1850. The fragment is part of the leg and foot of a cooking vessel such as a cauldron or posnet.

The leg is broadly rectangular in plan with a D-shaped section. The reverse is concaved and the foot angled also with a concave base. Two parallel raised ridges are present on the front of the leg in to the foot. These features give the impression of an animal foot.

The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. Blackened patches are present on all surfaces. The fragment is 41.6mm long, 30.5mm wide, 13.9mm thick and weighs 62g.

These objects are very common metal detector finds and are often found heavily worn and pitted as the metal content was high in lead which leached out over time (Butler, Green & Payne, p.4).

While it is not possible to allocate this fragment to a specific type it is likely to be from a large cooking vessel and dates from c.AD 1100 to c.AD 1850 when the use of cast iron cooking vessels predominates.

Ref: Butler, R., Green, C. and Payne, N. (2009). Cast Copper-Alloy Cooking Vessels (FRG Datasheet 41). Sleaford: The Finds Research Group AD 700-1700.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.6 mm
Width: 30.5 mm
Thickness: 13.9 mm
Weight: 62 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06332

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: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Suffield-cum-Everley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9789
Four figure Latitude: 54.28743323
Four figure longitude: -0.51141236
1:25K map: SE9789
1:10K map: SE98NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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