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Record ID: SOM-33FB61
Object type: CHAFING DISH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Late Medieval to Post-Medieval copper alloy chafing dish handle, probably dating to c. AD 1400 - 1600. The handle is heart-shaped with truncated point, and a hexagonal cross section. The resulting top bar is slightly narrowed and recessed, and passes through the perforation of a sub-rectangular lug. The lug has one rounded and one flattened end, from the flattened end extends a circular protrusion for attachment to the vessel. The handle measures 46.45mm in length, with the lug 22.8mm long, together they measure approximately 56.7mm in length. The handle is 57.3mm wide and 4.6mm thic…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Margaret Marsh CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-A5E031
Object type: CHAFING DISH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy lug from a chafing dish handle. Broadly oval in plan, the lug is broken at the attachment edn. It has a large circular, off-centre piercing through which the dhandl woud have been attached. All the surfaces have file marks on them. For a parallel see SUSS-DC2D20. Date: Late Medieval - Post- Medieval - 15th to 16th century Dimensions: 17.32 mm x 13.19 mm x 7.15 mm Weight: 7.94 g
Created on: Thursday 4th August 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2011
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Record ID: DOR-170D36
Object type: CHAFING DISH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A cast copper alloy handle lug probably from a chafing dish handle. The lug is thick and oval in shape with a collar at one end. Projecting from this end is stub of a circular rivet which would have attached the lug to the vessel wall. The lug has a large, slightly off-centre and sub-circular hole through which the handle would have attached. The hole shows signs of wear. Chafing dishes were vessels made of metal or earthenware for holding burning charcoal or other material on which food was cooked or kept warm at the table. This particular handle is from a B, C or D chafing-dish (Lew…
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2009
Last updated: Friday 9th December 2011
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