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Record ID: SOM-A8CF36
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Fragment of a copper alloy item, probably part of the side of a large cast vessel. The fragment is irregular in shape with very worn breaks on all sides. One face has a raised ridge, a casting seam running down it, the ridge has been fettled. In profile the piece is slightly concave so the edges at each end of the casting seam curve upwards and the centre curves downwards. Cracking on the back suggests some of this is due to damage but the way the piece thickens slightly towards these edges suggests some might be original curvature. The piece is 36.7mm long, 34.7mm wide and 4.4mm thick…
Created on: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 14th May 2019
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Record ID: DOR-D6AF07
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete sheet copper alloy probable handle attachment plate from a skimmer (or similar) dating to c.1550-1700. The handle attachment is sub-rectangular and comprises two sheets of copper alloy riveted together with three separate rolled sheet metal rivets in situ. The upper sheet has a central groove. The lower sheet is more fragmentary and torn Reference: Egan G & Pritchard F 1998, A Medieval Household, pg.157, fig.126 illustrates a complete strainer with handle and attachment plate. Date: Early Post Medieval. Dimensions: 48.64 mm x 30.95 mm x 4.13 mm Weight: 7.10 g
Created on: Friday 8th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 9th April 2019
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Record ID: SOM-53C5AB
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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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: HAMP-CF038B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete medieval (1200-1500) copper alloy anthropomorphic object of uncertain function, consisting of a short incomplete tube 16.5mm high with recentish damage to one side and a c.4mm diameter perforation at the centre of the edge opposite. To the outside surface, around this perforation, is a short moulded neck projecting from the tube at 90 degrees. To either side are shoulders (moulded to the tube) and short but spindly arms (parallel to the neck). Extending from the neck is a humanoid head, the face an inverted pentagon in shape with triangular chin and right-angled temples. …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Leonards and St. Ives', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-03A637
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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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-9739DB
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy leg from a cooking vessel. The leg is broadly rectangular with a D-shaped cross section. The front is has three wide longitudinal ridges below a thick transverse collar. Above the collar are four sharper, narrower longitudinal ridges, two on either side flanking a wider central ridge to the break. The base of the foot is smoothed and worn. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval - c.1200-1700 AD. Dimensions: 38.79 mm x 18.73 mm x 10.74 mm. Weight: 32.06 g Crudely made cast copper-alloy vessels such as cauldrons and skillets were widely used from c.1200-1700 for…
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: DOR-040EC5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy pot leg probably from a skillet or cauldron dating to c.1100-1750. The leg is a long rod, which is sub-triangular in section and tapers to a broken terminal, the break is old and abraded. The opposite terminal is obliquely angled with a lip on the inner edge. The surface is a dark green-grey colour with traces of sooting from use in a hearth. Reference: Egan (1998) comments that commonly used cooking vessels in the Medieval period include skillets, ewers, and cauldrons. According to Butler, Green and Payne (2009), "From about AD1100, cast copper alloy vessel…
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-8B0403
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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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: DOR-8A7A88
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy leg from a tripod cooking vessel dating to c.1200-1500. The leg is sub-triangular with a triangular cross section. It tapers from the top where it was attached to the vessel to the foot. The outer surface has five high raised parallel ridges running longitudinally to approximately three quarters of the way down where there is a rounded transverse collar dividing the leg and the foot, below the collar it narrows and tapers to a rounded foot, the foot is slightly flattened and worn at the tip. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The surface is slightly blackened from use.…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-73E24C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy pot leg or foot from a cooking vessel dating to a probable Medieval date. The fragment is low and wide with a smooth rounded outer edge and has a D-shaped section. The surface is smooth and grey with no decoration.Date: Medieval (probably) Dimensions: 47.1mm x 22.4mm x 12.9mm
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-3F6207
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy pot leg dating to c.1400-1450. The object comprises a semi-cylindrical leg or foot with the curved vessel base at one end and a flat end on which the foot would have rested. Running down the outside of the leg are five moulded vertical ridges with deep grooves between them. Copper alloy vessels were used from the medieval period until the 19th century though cast iron pots became increasingly prevalent from the mid 17th century.Reference: Egan 1998, p.164-165. A similar pot leg can be seen on the PAS database: DOR-A93421Date: Medieval. Dimensions: 60.9mm x 32.6 x 15.9mmW…
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-F367B8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy foot from a cooking vessel, broken across the leg. The end of the foot is paw-like with three ridges. The underside of the foot is D-shaped in cross-section. The leg rises above and is oval in cross-section at the (old) break. The foot is crudely cast. Date: Medieval to Late Post-Medieval (1200-1800) Dimensions: Weight: Crudely made 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 1…
Created on: Friday 24th May 2013
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Iwerne Minster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-AC03DE
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy leg from a cauldron or skillet., broken across the leg. The underside of the foot is D-shaped in cross-section. The leg rises above and is D-shaped in cross-section at the (old) break. A prominent midrib runs along the centre of the leg to the front. The foot is crudely cast and there are numerous voids in the fabric. Date: Medieval to Late Post-Medieval (1200-1800) Dimensions: 52.07 mm x 51.06 mm x 25.71 mm Weight: 221 g Crudely made cast copper alloy vessels were widely used from c.1200-1800 for serving and cooking. Butler and Green (2003; 15) state 'there is evidenc…
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-871A89
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy vessel fragment from the Medieval to Post-Medieval periods, circa 1250-1750, possibly from a cauldron or skillet. The rim is beaded internally and there are file markings on the internal surface. The rim has a straight wall on the outer surface which is pitted. Both surfaces are blackened suggesting sooting. The fragment is 29.07mm in length, 38.05mm in width and 4.36mm in thickness. It weighs 15.41g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-876D55
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a cast copper-alloy vessel, probably a skillet or cauldron, of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, circa 1200-1700. The rim is beaded internally and there are file markings on the internal surface. The shaping of the lower section of the fragment suggests that the vessel may have had an everted rim. The object is pitted, with a blackened surface suggesting sooting. The vessel fragment is 60.91mm in length, 37.67mm in width and 4.36mm in thickness. It weighs 46.91g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-60DEC4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a medieval copper alloy vessel handle from a tripod skillet. The Handle is cylindrical with an angled break at the end. At the opposite end is a fragment o0f the vessel rim and body. The rim is pinted with an internal bead and the internal surface is very smooth. The surface of the handle is rough and sooted. The breaks are worn. Date: Late Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1400 - 1700 Dimensions: 54.94 mm x 24.75 mm, The handle is 12.30 mm in diameterWeight: 48.46 g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5F6E05
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible copper-alloy rim or leg from a medieval to post-Medieval domestic vessel. The bar is sub-rectangular,with one edge tapered; each end has been broken in antiquity, with all edges worn smooth and a matt green patina. There are several small areas of what appears to be sooting,which suggests a domestic vessel fragment. Dimensions are: Length 47.1 mm, Width 14.5 mm, Thickness 9.2 mm.Weight 33 grams.
Created on: Saturday 26th June 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-786F63
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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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-FF9DA4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy pot leg from a cooking vessel of the Medieval to post-Medieval periods. The leg is trapezoidal in section, with a central rib and wider front. The break has occured in antiquity. The back has two heel-like protrusions to create a wider base, which is flat but has some holes from mis-casting. The object has a green patina and patches of black sooting. Dimensions are: Height 32 mm. Width 41 mm. Thickness 22.5 mm.Weight 105 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Last updated: Monday 16th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-6CE061
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper-alloy vessel of medieval to post-Medieval date, circa 1200-1700. The rim is thickened and almost D-shaped in cross section .The wall of the body is very thin and suggests a low dish shape. The object is pitted, with a blackened surface suggesting sooting. Length of rim: 32.53 mm. Thickness of rim: 2.93 mm. Wall: 1.48 mm. Height:13.53 mm. Weight: 5.661 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Last updated: Saturday 14th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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