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Record ID: WAW-4B7FA1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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The object is a vessel lid. It is sub circular in plan, with a sub-semi circular platform protruding from one edge. There are at least 5 very small angular protrusions which are probably decorative. The upper surface is slightly convex, the under surface is concave. Only the upper surface is decorated. The decoration is in the form of ‘ring and dots’ forming a border around the edge, and an inner circle which has trefoils of ‘ring and dot’ designs in the centre. There are also two fine concentric grooves between the inner and outer ‘ring and dot’ borders. The semi-circular …
Created on: Friday 11th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-3BB717
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete copper alloy twist handle. It has a twisted sectioned bar which has been beaten out to a flat tang at one end. The function is uncertain, but is likely to be part of a handle. Not closely datable
Created on: Friday 6th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shapwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-2DCB21
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy jug handle. A curvilinear/leaf-shaped lower terminal escutcheon with relief decoration of two human feet. There are traces of solder at the back where the escutcheon would have attached to the body of the jug and the surface is keyed by diagonal scoring to improve adherance. The escutcheon is slightly curved to accomodate the curve of the jug to which it was attached. Date: Roman - possibly 1st to 2nd century Dimensions: 49.33 mm x 33.59 mm x 5.67 mm Weight: 21.62 g
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-0FE673
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The broken terminal end of a Roman copper alloy patera (skillet) handle. The sides of the handle taper towards the break with a double grooved linear border on either side. The terminal of the handle is circular with a beaded border running around its circumference, the centre is pierced for suspension and also has a beaded rim around its edge. A good parallel for this handle is provided by a complete vessel from Gloucestershire recorded on the database as GLO-048BB1. The handle would originally have been cast as one with the vessel. However, there is evidence for re-use. the broken e…
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-53DF91
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy Roman vessel foot, probably from a bucket. These items were used in sets of three to protect the bases of Roman cast or sheet bronze vessels, in particular buckets (Jackson 1990, 46). The foot has a slightly curving rectangular shape, which would have corresponded to the size of the base of the vessel it supported. In this case the bucket's base must have been around 18 cm in diameter. There are two opposing kidney-shaped perforations through the centre of the object and at each end is a cut away stepped notch. One side of the object is flat, but the other has a lon…
Created on: Thursday 6th October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-3D4E75
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible vessel foot. Cast copper alloy. The object has an oval cross section, is waisted and has a rounded bi-lobed terminal. In overall shape it is reminiscent of a bone from mammal phalanges (finger or toe bone). The surface of the other terminal is irregular and rough suggesting this was attached to another object, possibly as a foot for a vessel or other object. Date: Possibly Roman, but it could be as late as Post Medieval Dimensions: 16.09 mm x 14.25 mm x 11.99 mm Weight: 8.21 g
Created on: Monday 18th July 2011
Last updated: Monday 18th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Puddletown', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-AB4E81
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy jug, with one handle. One of three containers for the Dorchester hoard found in 1936 (IARCH-5E5FEF). It was recorded as having a height of 1 foot 3/4 inches and a diameter at the top of 4 3/4 in. and at the base 4 in. Its maximum diameter was 7 inches. The handle was decorated with a vine branch and attached to the rim by two duck's beaks and to the body by a Silenus mask. Elements of the decoration were picked out in silver inlay. It had three soldered feet that had become detached. The VCH reference below notes "The blister feet are unusual but the jug is of Wheeler's …
Created on: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-AB5BAC
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy basin or bowl. One of three containers for the Dorchester hoard found in 1936 (IARCH-5E5FEF). It was recorded as having a diameter of 1 ft 4 in. and a height of 6 in. with a footstand 1 in. high.
Created on: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-B97380
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast, copper alloy leg from a cauldron.Pinted, triangular sectioned foot, above which is a transverse collar. The triangular sectionedl eg continues beyond to where it has broken away from the cauldron body. It retains a small area of the internal surface of the cauldron, which is smooth.
Created on: Tuesday 12th October 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-DC6575
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy vessel. A piece of cauldron or skillet rim. The rim is pointed with a slight internal bead. The external surface is rough cast. Date: Late medieval to Post-medieval - 15th to 17th Century Dimensions:48.95 mm x 41.40 mm x 23.52 mm Weight: 18.84 g
Created on: Tuesday 22nd April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-DC8742
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy vessel. Probably a piece of a bowl or lid. The rim is flat topped and has an internal bead. The external and internal surfaces are rough cast. Date: Late medieval to Post-medieval - 15th to 17th Century Dimensions: 30.02 mm x 67.35 mm x 7.35 mm Weight: 52 g
Created on: Tuesday 22nd April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-DB8962
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy vessel leg. An angular, ridged leg from a cauldron or large skillet. THe shaft of the leg is D shaped with the curve on the back and a central raised ridge on the front face.The foot is triangular in profile and projects forward fron the leg. The central ridge continues on to the foot. The base of the foot is uneven. There is a break at the top of the leg. The object is poorly cast with a number of voids visible at the breaks. Date: Post-medieval - 16th to 17th Century Dimensions:48.95 mm x 41.40 mm x 23.52 mm Weight: 106 g
Created on: Tuesday 22nd April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOM-F02A52
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy vessel of probable post-medieval date. It is difficult to be certain if this is a rim or a base fragment. It is possibly a piece of a base from a pedestal footed vessel. It has a curved outer edge with a groove and ridge around the circumference. The vessel is thinned considerably from the edge.
Created on: Monday 5th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Corfe Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-A93421
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy vessel leg from a cauldron or (more likely) a skillet. The leg is D sectioned and decorated with five parallel longitudinal ridges. The foot is rounded with a flattened and worn tip. At the top is a remnant of thin vessel wall with a smooth inner surface. Date: Post Medieval - c. 1500 - 1700 Diameter: 61.47 mm x 40.31 mm x 17.73 mm Weight: 119.52 g
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 16th March 2016
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Record ID: DOR-4F3A12
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy leg from a metal cooking vessel such as a cauldron or skillet. It has a broadly D-shaped cross section with the flat side at the front. The front of the leg is decorated with a centrallongitudinal rib.. The foot is broken. It would have been one of three on a complete vessel. The casting is poor with a couple of large voids at the back of the leg. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1250 - 1700 Dimensions: 64.42 mm x 56.93 mm x 27.38 mm Weight: 198.11 mm
Created on: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
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Record ID: DOR-4F5FB4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy leg from a metal cooking vessel such as a cauldron or skillet. It has a plano-convex cross section with the flat side at the front. The front of the leg is decorated with a central longitudinal rib.The foot has a flat underside which shows signs of wear and sooting. It would have been one of three on a complete vessel. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1250 - 1700 Dimensions: 27.05 mm x 57.91 mm x 36.40 mm Weight: 154.04 mm
Created on: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
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Record ID: DOR-4F7867
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy leg from a metal cooking vessel such as a cauldron or skillet. It has a plano-convex cross section with the flat side at the front. The front of the leg is decorated with a central longitudinal rib.The foot has a flat underside which shows signs of wear and sooting. It would have been one of three on a complete vessel. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1250 - 1700 Dimensions: 29.10 mm x 54.69 mm x 37.64 mm
Created on: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
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Record ID: DOR-4F86F5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy leg from a metal cooking vessel such as a cauldron or skillet. The base of the leg only remains. The front of the leg is decorated with a central longitudinal rib.The foot has a flat underside which shows signs of wear and sooting. It is broken in sevceral places and is cracked. It would have been one of three on a complete vessel. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1250 - 1700 Dimensions: 29.40 mm x 64.53 mm x 15.92 mm Weight: 116.97 g
Created on: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
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Record ID: WILT-98A173
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early Post-Medieval (c.1550-1700) sheet copper alloy handle attachment plate from a skimmer (or similar) with part of the original wooden core surviving. Part of the handle length is missing, as is the pierced skimming plate to which it would have attached. It survives in three pieces - the wooden core and attachment plate, of which a small piece is loose. It measures 100.22x40.44x(max)9.09mm and weighs 32.03g. The handle attachment itself comprises three separate pieces of sheet copper alloy. Two run the entire length of the surviving piece, one front and one back, wh…
Created on: Friday 23rd July 2010
Last updated: Friday 30th July 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-181051
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy skillet or cauldron leg Date: Late medieval to post medieval Dimensions: 59.88 mm x 30.46 mm x 13.51 mm Weight: 57.0 g
Created on: Monday 5th July 2010
Last updated: Friday 9th December 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chickerell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-995E01
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large copper alloy vessel foot from a cauldron or skillet. The foot is tri-lobed at the front, giving a W shaped cross section. The lobes form ridges running up the body of the foot creating a paw-like shape. At the back the foot is convex and hs a retangular sectioned mid-rib running longitudinally. Date: Late Medieval to Post Medieval - 15th to 18th century Dimensions: 24.77 mm x 42.38 mm x 36.32 mm Weight: 109.18 g
Created on: Tuesday 28th June 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th February 2012
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Record ID: SOM-C2EC85
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast copper alloy foot and part of the leg from a cooking vessel. It is roughly D-shaped in section, with flattened reverse and five ribs running down the convex front. The ribs are evenly spaced with one at each outer side. The rounded foot is separated from the leg by a prominent rounded transverse collar on the front. The ribs on the leg are less prominent. The leg is almost vertical when standing flat on the foot. At the top of the leg is a flat cur rather than a break. It measures 43.4mm in length, 30.8mm in width, 19.2mm in thickness and weighs 103.97g. A simil…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2012
Last updated: Thursday 28th June 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trent', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-37ADB8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy leg from a cauldron or skillet. A cast copper alloy vessel leg from a cauldron or (more likely) a skillet. The leg is D sectioned with a bulbous foot and a tapering leg/ There is a central longitudinal ridge. Date: Post Medieval - c. 1500 - 1800 Dimensions: 33.96 mm x 25.16 mm x 13.28 mm Weight: 33.35g Cast copper alloy vessels were widely used from c.1200-1800 for serving and cooking. Butler and Green (2003; 15) state 'there is evidence that (cast copper alloy) metal cooking vessels became increasingly common during the 13th and 14th centuries'. While certa…
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 20th November 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford Peverell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-BBEA7E
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a cauldron leg. A fragment from the mid section of a large vessel leg with a distinct longitudinal mid-rib at the front. The back is concave and the leg has V-shaped cross section.There are breaks at both ends.The leg flares slightly. Date: Post Medieval - c. 1500 - 1700 Dimensions: 85.26 mm x 47.94 mm x 19.70 mm Weight: 157.55 g
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Sunday 15th February 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-068271
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Post-Medieval vessel, dating to the period c.AD 1500-1900. The fragment comprises the foot, which is broadly rectangular in plan and square in cross section. An integrally cast semi-circular flat surface is present at the upper terminal, with a worn break around its edge where it would have attached to the vessel. Its lower terminal slopes at an angle of 45 degrees to allow the leg to stand flat. A green-brown patina is on the surface.. A similar, but not identical example is dated to the 18th and 19th centuries (Butler, Green and Payne 2009, p.6), and …
Created on: Monday 7th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 11th November 2016
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Record ID: SOM-C481AA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Post-Medieval pot leg, dating to the period c. AD 1500-1700. The leg is broadly triangular in cross section, the inner surface being flat and the outer surface formed of five conjoined convex ribs. The leg terminates downward in a flared, hoof-like foot, now very worn, separated from the leg by a raised collar. The object has a grey-green patina. The leg measures 50.3mm in length, 29.9.mm in width, and 15.2mm in thickness and weighs 93.59g. Butler et al (2009: 4) defines this type of pot leg as a type C, which was in use by the 16th century and almost universal du…
Created on: Thursday 9th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-C40A15
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval to Post Medieval copper alloy vessel foot, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1700. The foot is sub-trapezoidal in cross section, with the front, broad, face cast into three parallel longitudinal ribs and a central longitudinal ridge on the reverse. The underside is slightly concave and shows signs of sooting. Dimensions: length 43.0mm; width 52.3mm; thickness 15.3mm; weight 106.23g This is an example of Butler, Green and Payne's type A, which they suggest was in use throughout the medieval period and into the 17th century.
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-58D397
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval cast copper alloy pot foot with a small remnant of the pot attached, dating to c. AD 1500-1700. The foot is triangular in cross-section, tapering downwards. There are three longitudinal, convex raised ribs running down the front, the central rib protruding further than the others (thus forming the triangular cross-section), and extending further up as it joins the remnant of the pot body. The ribs come together towards the base of the foot. The back of the foot is flat. It has an old irregular break at the lower end. The leg widens and spreads outwards towards the pot …
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: WILT-03A637
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy pot leg, of Butler, Green and Payne's type C, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1700. The leg is sub-rectangular in plan and plano-convex in cross-section, with a prominent transverse collar dividing the foot and leg, with the latter lost to an old break. The inside edge is flat and plain, whilst the foot has five prominent longitudinal ridges down its front. Dimensions: length 46.7mm; width 26.1mm; thickness 18.0mm; weight 68.01g. Butler, Green & Payne (2009) classify such legs as their type C, in use by the 16th century and ubiquitous by the 17th.
Created on: Monday 5th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: DOR-278B32
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy vessel rim. An everted, pointed rim with an internal bead. The fragment is externally sooted and scored. A rim fragment from a cauldron. There is a mend in the rim where a hole has been sealed with a handmade, rolled sheet metal rivet. Date: Medieval to Post medieval - 13th to 18th century Dimensions: 75.65 mm x 43.03 mm x 6.54 mm Weight: 63.14 g
Created on: Wednesday 8th February 2012
Last updated: Saturday 11th February 2012
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Record ID: PUBLIC-786F63
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy vessel handle missing its terminal. The handle still retains its two fixing rivets, with an attached fragment of the copper-alloy vessel. File marks are evident and the casting is not symmetrical. The handle has a mottled olive green patina. Probably of post-Medieval date, but no parallel has been traced. Dimensions are: Vessel fragment behind rivets c.1mm, Length 132 mm, Width at attachment end 30.1 mm, Width at terminal end 13.1 mm, Thickness 7.1 mm, Weight 124grams.
Created on: Friday 9th July 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-968D21
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The lower portion of a leg from a cast copper-alloy cooking vessel. The leg base is sub-triangular and the upper edge is sub-oval in cross section.The outer face of the leg has a prominent vertical ridge which is triangular in section and tapers towards the base. There is evidence of sooting. Due to its size,it is probably from a cauldron. These are problematic to date closely when found out of contex as they were used over a long time span; however, it almost certainly dates from the Late Medieval to post-Medieval periods. See WAW 12EF35 for a similar example.
Created on: Friday 4th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-8B0403
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy pot foot dating to c.1200-1700. The foot is trapezoidal in section, tapering into a slightly rounded rear and with three longitudinal raised ribs running down the front, flaring slightly towards the base. It has an old irregular break at the upper end. The leg widens and spreads outwards at the base forming a trapezoid foot. Crudely made cast copper alloy vessels were widely used from c.1200-1700 for serving and cooking. Butler et al (2009:4) suggest there were four main types of leg used. This is an example of Type A which they suggest was widespread in…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: SOM-53C5AB
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possibly a cast copper alloy fragment from a two-part handle from a drinking vessel (probably a tankard) of probable post medieval date (cAD1600 to 1800). The fragment consists only of the thumb rest. One end is a square based straight sided flat plate with two holes with the broken copper alloy rivets still in place. Above this, along the straight top edge, is the groove for the thumb rest bar. The piece then has a sub-rectangular flat tab with convex curved outer sides and corners which narrow in the centre of the outer edge to form a rounded knop. In the centre of the thumb rest bar…
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haydon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-26D857
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy cast vessel pot-leg, probably from a tripod cooking vessel dating to c.1200-1600. The pot leg has a sub-triangular section with a sub-circular leg beneath. The base is uneven and coarse. The leg is not decorated and likely from a crude domestic vessel. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval Dimensions: 37.01 mm x 27.44 mm Diameter: 13.25 mm Weight: 34.23 g
Created on: Thursday 13th June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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Record ID: DEV-849F4D
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fragment of a chafing vessel dating from the medieval to post medieval period, c. AD 1400-1600. The fragment is a lug from a larger vessel handle. The lug is formed of a sub-oval body with one end narrower than the other. An oval hole is pierced through the centre of this body which is placed around the frame. At the narrow end of the lug's body is a projecting rectangular collar with a short oval platform protruding from it. Chafing dishes were domestic utensils made of metal or earthenware for holding burning charcoal or other combustible material. This was then use…
Created on: Wednesday 24th July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 24th July 2019
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Record ID: SOMDOR1133
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
2 fragments of copper alloy vessels. 1 fragment of rim - plain rim with a slight cordon below. 1 body fragment. Probably cooking vessels.
Created on: Monday 30th July 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET SHILLINGSTONE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR437
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Rim fragment of copper alloy vessel. Thin walled. Probably from a cooking vessel.
Created on: Monday 17th April 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Waddon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR787
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of copper alloy. Possible edge trimming from a circular vessel or other object. Approximately V sectioned. One edge slightly convex and decorated with incised diagonal lines. The other edge is straight and more steeply angled.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2000
Last updated: Wednesday 7th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET TARRANT LAUNCESTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR964
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy pot leg. Flat back and convex front. Wide transverse rib at the top. Below this are three longitudinal ribs extending to the base.
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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