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Record ID: DOR-84C4F5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Part of a leg from a cast copper alloy tripod cooking vessel of medieval or post-medieval date. The leg would be from a cauldron or similar vessel. The upper part has a D-shaped cross-section. The back is flat and undecorated. The foot projects forwards and widens out from the upper part. It is damaged at one corner but is broadly paw-shaped having a central rib and and a rounded corner. Dimensions: 34.10 mm x 19.07 mm x 4.61 mm Weight: 5.47 g
Created on: Monday 14th May 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 30th August 2016
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Record ID: DOR-85D737
Object type: VESSEL
County: Dorset
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Fragment of rim from a copper alloy vessel. This is probably a rim from a cauldron or similar vessel. The rim is pointed and has an external bead. The vessel wall is thinned from the rim.The interior surface appaers smoothed whilst the exterior is rough and un-polished. There is clear evidence of mending of this vessel in the form of two rivet holes (one whole, with partial rivet and one incomplete). These were probably used to fix a plate of sheet metal (not present) to join a split in the vessel wall just below the rim. Medieval to post medieval. Possibly 15th to 17th century. Dimen…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-0F2A67
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Rim of a medieval pottery jar. A sagging based cooking jar. Lorraine Mepham has identified this as 10th to 12th century in date and originating from Southern England, possibly Hampshire. The fabric has a slightly soapy texture and is coarsely tempered with abundant limestone and occasional flint and grog. The fabric is reduced and grey in colour, and there are patches of orange-brown oxidisation on the external surface. The rim is tall, slightly everted and plain. There is a groove between the base of the rim and the shoulder and the outer surface is wiped in places. The vessel body is…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-4B1815
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of coarse flint tempered pottery (pieces up to 7 mm). Oxidised red surfaces with a reduced black core. Body sherd. Handmade. Date: Probably Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age Weight: 5 g
Created on: Monday 21st January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-01E360
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
22 sherds of pottery vessel which probably contained a hoard of 292 Medieval silver coins. The sherds retrieved appear to be from more then one vessel, however. The fabric has a reduced grey core and oxidised orange surfaces. It is tempered with fine sand. There are two bases, one with a footring, and the rest are body sherds. The footring base is probably late medieval, the other pieces are probaly earlier. Date: Medieval
Created on: Wednesday 30th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 3rd November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Piddletrenthide', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-858F35
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast, copper alloy leg probably from a copper alloy vessel. It is sub-circular with a paw-like lobed shape at the front (five lobes, one large in the centre with two smaller each side). At the back is a wide, vertical groove. the underside is uneven. The top surface is higher at one side than the other, probably to allow for attachment to a vessel. Date: Post-medieval Dimensions: 24.15 mm x 36.16 mm x 24.87 mm Weight: 115.97 g
Created on: Saturday 12th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-7A4727
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three fragments of cast copper alloy vessels. Two are rim fragments (one pointed rim, one rounded rim) and the third is a small fragment of vessel body. All are scored and sooted in the exterior surfaces. They are probably fragments of late medieval to post medieval cauldrons.
Created on: Wednesday 12th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Frampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-8A37C4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
One small sherd of medieval pottery. Externally glazed earthernware. The fabric is greyish-white with abundant sand temper. The exterior surface has been decorated with an applied thin circular blob of clay which has then been stamped with a large ring and dot motif. The decoration is of a darker grey with some red oxidisation. Over the top of the decoration and the rest of the sherd there is a thin coating of light green glaze. At thin walled sherd, most likely a sherd from a jug as these are the most commonly decorated and glazed vessels. Probably a product of the East Dorset industr…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-C63393
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of pottery with a reduced mid grey core, slightly oxidised orangey-brown surfaces. The fabric is tempered with moderate rounded quartz sand and has abundant voids from leached out calcareous inclusions (up to 3 mm). The sherd is from the body of a sagging-base cooking jar. Handmade. Heavily abraded. Identified by Lorraine Mepham as a fabric from local Dorset kilns, typically found in the Dorchester area. Date: Medieval. Late 12th to early 14th century
Created on: Monday 21st April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-C6D587
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
2 sherds of pottery with very light grey reduced fabric. The fabric is tempered with abundant coarse rounded quartz sand with some grains and voids up to 2.5 mm. Undiagnostic body sherds. Handmade. Slightly abraded. Identified by Lorraine Mepham as a fabric from South East Wiltshire/East Dorset kilns. Date: Medieval. Late 12th to early 14th century
Created on: Monday 21st April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-C6E787
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
4 sherds of pottery with predominantly oxidised reddish brown to pale orange fabrics (one sherd of reduced very pale grey). The fabric is tempered with abundant fine quartz sand with occasional much larger grains (up to 2 mm). Undiagnostic body sherds. Handmade. Slightly abraded. Identified by Lorraine Mepham as a fabric from South East Wiltshire/East Dorset kilns. Date: Medieval. Late 12th to early 14th century
Created on: Monday 21st April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-C6FE58
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of pottery with a mid grey reduced core andpale orange oxidised surfaces. The fabric is tempered fine quartz sand and occasional large flint pieces (up to 5mm). Undiagnostic thin walled body sherd. Handmade. Slightly abraded. Identified by Lorraine Mepham as a fabric from South East Wiltshire/East Dorset kilns. Date: Medieval. Late 12th to early 14th century
Created on: Monday 21st April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-C711E3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
4 sherds of pottery with a reduced dark grey core and oxidised pinkish-buff surfaces. The fabric is tempered with abundant rounded quartz sand. A sherd from the rim of a jar. The rim is moderately everted with an external bead and slight internal lip. Handmade. Abraded. Identified by Lorraine Mepham as a fabric from South East Wiltshire/East Dorset kilns. Date: Medieval. Late 12th to early 14th century
Created on: Monday 21st April 2008
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: DOR-194EE1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of coarse flint tempered pottery (pieces up to 7 mm). Oxidised red surfaces on the exterior, reduced black on the interior with a reduced grey-brown core. Thick walled body sherd. Handmade vessel. Date: Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age Weight: 6 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-1A3786
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of earthernware pottery with abundant fine sand (> 1 mm) temper and occasional haematite pieces (up to 1 mm). The exterior and interior surfaces are oxidised to a pale orangey pink whilst the core is buff in colour. There is some sooting on the exterior surface. A damaged rim sherd from near the rim, probably from a jar. Heavily abraded. Probably 13th to early 14th century coarseware from East Dorset industries. Weight: 15 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-1A5486
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1 sherd of earthernware pottery . A reddish brown and dark grey coarseware with abundant, coarse, rounded sand temper (up to 1.5 mm). The fabric is largely reduced black to brown apart from the internal surface which is oxidised reddish orange. Slightly abraded. A thin walled body sherd, probably from a cooking jar. Handmade. Date: 12th to 13th century coarseware from the East Dorset/South Wiltshire industries. Weight: 3 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', 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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