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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-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-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: DOR-869351
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy vessel foot. A plain rectilinear L-shaped foot from a tripod vessel (skillet or cauldron). The casting is poor with inclusions and imperfections resulting in a large oval recess on the underside of the foot, where there is also sooting. Date: Post-medieval - 16th to 17th century Dimensions: 21.33 mm x 24.05 mm x 24.55 Weight: 32.00 g
Created on: Wednesday 29th October 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-86C6E5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy vessel foot. A plain semi-circular foot from a tripod vessel (skillet or cauldron). The casting is poor with many inclusions and imperfections resulting several voids. There is also sooting over mich of the surface. Date: Post-medieval - 16th to 17th century Dimensions: 34.94 mm x 46.93 mm x 21.98 mm Weight: 92.04 g
Created on: Wednesday 29th October 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-836E91
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy skillet leg. A long, D-sectioned leg. The convex front has cast decoration of a transverse ridge towards the top of the leg and three cast longitudinal ridges extending from the top to the base. DAte: Late Medieval to Post-medieval late 15th to 17th Dimensions: 58.4 mm x 29.01 x 16.2 mm Weight: 101.55 g
Created on: Thursday 22nd January 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-8396C5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy cauldron leg. A large triangular sectioned foot with a raised central rib on the front. Date: Late Medieval to Post-medieval late 15th to 17th Dimensions: 46.01 mm x 49.02 mm x 27.30 mm Weight: 174.01 g
Created on: Thursday 22nd January 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-BF5356
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of rim from a copper alloy vessel. This is probably a rim from a cauldron or similar vessel. The rim is pointed with a bevelled interior face and flat exterior. The vessel wall is thinned from the rim. The interior surface appears smoothed whilst the exterior is rougher and covered in horzontal scratches. There are traces of sooting on the exterior. Late Medieval to post medieval. Possibly 15th to 18th century. Dimensions: 46.5 mm x 42.2 mm x 6.67 mm Weight: 52.35 g
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-BF7A05
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from a copper alloy vessel. This is probably from a cauldron or similar vessel. The rim is incomplete, but is everted and thinned from the vessel body. The interior surface appears smoothed whilst the exterior is rougher and covered in horizontal scratches. There are traces of sooting on the exterior. Late Medieval to post medieval. Possibly 15th to 18th century. Dimensions: 44.02 mm x 53.36 mm x 3.83 mm Weight: 42.24 g
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-BFC323
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from a copper alloy vessel. This is a large vessel leg probably from a cauldron. The fragment consists of the foot and part of the leg, which is has an irregular break at the top. The leg is tri-lobate in section with a rounded, prominent ridge running up the centre of the front of the leg. The back of the leg is flat. The foot projects forwards from the leg and has a triangular profile. The base of the foot apears mis-cast and is slightly hollowed and rough.The surface of the leg is quite pitted and bumpy. This also indicates mis-casting and poor finishing. Late medieval to …
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2007
Last updated: Thursday 28th March 2013
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Record ID: DOR-ADD7C4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy vessel fragment. Part of a vessel wall and rim, probably from a large vessel such as a cauldron. The rim has a low internal bead. The exterior of the vessel is scored, probably as a result of the maunfacturing process. Date: Medieval to Post-medieval - c. 1100 - c.1650 Dimensions: 39.36 mm x 33.55 mm x 4.37 mm Weight: 13.42 g
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-ADEF88
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy vessel fragment. Part of a vessel wall and rim, probably from a large vessel such as a cauldron. The rim is plain and pointed. The exterior of the vessel is sooted. Date: Medieval to Post-medieval - c. 1100 - c.1650 Dimensions: 67.59 mm x 57.49 mm x 5.17 mm Weight: 62.24 g
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DOR-AE0346
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy vessel fragment. Part of a vessel wall and rim, probably from a large vessel such as a cauldron. The rim has a low internal bead. The exterior of the vessel is scored, probably as a result of the maunfacturing process and also sooted. Date: Medieval to Post-medieval - c. 1100 - c.1650 Dimensions: 97.47 mm x 38.58 mm x 5.19 mm Weight: 66.84 g
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
No spatial data available.


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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-D60733
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy vessel fragment. Part of a vessel wall and rim, probably from a large vessel such as a cauldron. The rim has a low internal bead. The exterior of the vessel is scored, probably as a result of the maunfacturing process and also sooted. Date: Medieval to Post-medieval - c. 1200 - c.1650 Dimensions: 26.10 mm x 22.17 mm x 4.24 mm Weight: 7.40 g
Created on: Saturday 22nd March 2014
Last updated: Thursday 27th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Spetisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-DCE8C5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy pot leg from a cooking vessel. The leg is D-shaped in cross-section with a flat front and convex back and a central raised rib running down the front. It has an old irregular break at the upper end. The leg flares forwards at the base to create the plain D-shaped foot. . The surfaces are sooted from use in a hearth. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c.1200-1650 AD. Dimensions: 59.68 mm x 56.22 mm x 45.55 mm Weight: Crudely made cast copper-alloy vessels such as cauldrons and skillets were widely used from c.1200-1700 for serving and cooking. Butle…
Created on: Wednesday 26th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 28th February 2014
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Record ID: DOR-B405E2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: 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 D-shaped cross section with the flat side at the back. The back has a slight longitudinal groove. The front of the leg is decorated with five parallel longitudinal ribs with the central one being slightl wider than the others. The foot is rounded and asymmetrical from wear. It would have been one of three on a complete vessel. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1250 - 1700 Dimensions: 37.78 mm x 22.74 mm x 12.00 mm Weight: 45.67 mm
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marnhull', 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
Spatial data recorded.


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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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