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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: 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
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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: 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: 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: 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-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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