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Record ID: WAW-4B7FA1
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-3C7384
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy wide, everted rim from a cooking pot. Fragment only. There is a raised rim around the outer edge of the vessel rim on the inner surface. There are traces of sooting on the outside
Created on: Wednesday 7th April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cerne Abbas', 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-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-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: SOM-30CF62
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A leg from a cast copper alloy cooking vessel such as a cauldron or skillet, of medieval or post-medieval date. The leg measures 46.1mm by 22.1mm by 11.5mm and weighs 52g. The cross-section is D-shaped, with a flat undecorated back and a curving front. The D-shaped base is slightly rounded and at a near right-angle to the rest of the leg. From the base the leg narrows gradually but widens again briefly after about 20mm. Alove and below the wider section there are five linear vertical grooves which are equally spaced around the curving front. This leg would have been one of three on the…
Created on: Tuesday 20th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Over Compton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-16B0C2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy leg from a medieval or post-medieval metal cooking vessel, probably a post-medieval skillet judging by its dimensions and hoof-like form. The leg measures 53.11mm in length, 31.06mm in width and 18.10mm in thickness. It weighs 111.47g. The cross-section is D-shaped. From the base the leg narrows gradually to the point of the break, although in the centre of the surviving fragment the leg thickens briefly. There are also three slight vertical ridges which are equally spaced over the curving front. This leg would have been one of three on the complete vessel.
Created on: Thursday 15th June 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pamphill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-FDA123
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy foot from a cooking vessel of medieval or post-medieval date. The foot measures 48.5mm by 27.5mm by 19.8mm and weighs 102.6g. It has a D-shaped base and a flat front with a central vertical ridge which is set at 45 degrees. The foot would have been one of three on a cauldron, skillet or posnet.
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kington Magna', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-FDC635
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy object which is probably the terminal from the drop handle from a vessel of later medieval or early post-medieval date. The zoomorphic terminal measures 23.4mm by 17mm by 14.8mm and weighs 24.4g. Both ends are flat with a off-centre hole which is much narrower at the mouth end. The terminal appears to be moulded to resemble a dog, with diagonally orientated leaf-shaped ears, sunken eyes, slightly narrowed snout, upwards projecting nose and open mouth. A similar zoomorphic terminal collar is illustrated in Egan (1998, p. 175, no. 487). Egan states that a comparable h…
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kington Magna', 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: WILT-164EF4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late medieval/ early post medieval copper alloy foot from probably a large and substantial cauldron. On the underside it is D-shaped , the long straight side being beneath the toes. The toes slope upwards and backwards so the foot is triangular in section, being thickest at the (ancient) break. there is a central rib which ends just below the break. The toes downturn very sharply. Measures 52mm wide, 39.5mm long and 26.5mm thick. Weighs 139.78g.
Created on: Friday 10th March 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
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Record ID: SOMDOR-AA4F34
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn or miscast copper alloy leg from a cauldon, skillet or posnet of medieval or post medieval date. The surfaces of the object are very uneven although the front appears to have a moulded vertical central ridge. The leg would have been one of the three required to support the vessel, although if this example was indeed miscast it would never have been used. Dimensions: 43.55mm by 41.19mm by 18.85mm Weight: 103.2g
Created on: Friday 17th March 2006
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: SOMDOR-AA8641
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast copper alloy leg from a small cauldron, skillet or posnet of medieval or post medieval date. The base of the leg is flat and D-shaped and the leg is steeply angled. The leg would have been one of three required to support the vessel. Dimensions: 34.66mm by 24.71mm by 13.72mm Weight: 42.28g
Created on: Friday 17th March 2006
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: SOMDOR-9AE3A5
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy cauldron leg. D sectioned leg which flares towards the base and has a thick, rounded collar near the top. The back is flat and undecorated and the fornt is decorated with five longitudinal cast ridges (the same alignment above and below the collar). The collar is undecorated. The underside of the foot is worn and blackened. Originally soldered to a cauldron or skillett. Date: Post-medieval 16th to 17th century
Created on: Monday 23rd August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2012
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Record ID: SOMDOR-1DA597
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a leg from a cast copper alloy cooking vessel of medieval or post-medieval date. The leg measures 37.2mm in length, 33mm in width and 16.7mm in thickness. It weighs 71g. The cross-section is D-shaped, with a flat undecorated back and a curving front with five vertical ribs. The D-shaped base is fairly flat and is at a sixty degree angle to the rest of the leg. From the base the leg starts to narrow but widens again after about 25mm. At the top of this wider section the break has occurred. The leg would have been one of three on the complete vessel. Its dimensions and hoof-like …
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Spetisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-1DC364
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a leg from a cast copper alloy cooking vessel of medieval or post-medieval date. The leg measures 41.6mm in length, 27.6mm in width and 14mm in thickness. It weighs 58.3g. The cross-section is D-shaped, with a flat undecorated back and a curving front with five slight vertical ribs. The D-shaped base is rounded. From the base the leg starts to narrow but widens again after about 26mm. Just above this wider section the break has occurred. The leg would have been one of three on the complete vessel. Its dimensions and hoof-like form suggest that it came from a post-medieval skillet.
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Spetisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-1DD442
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and incomplete leg from a cast copper alloy cooking vessel of medieval or post-medieval date. The leg measures 45.9mm in length, 31.8mm in width and 14.2mm in thickness. It weighs 73g. The cross-section is a long oval with slightly pointed ends. The back appears to have three slight facets (although one side is damaged) and the front appears to have a low and wide vertical rib in its centre. The break is concave. The leg would have been one of three on the complete vessel.
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Spetisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-5A6882
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy leg from a posnet or skillet and dating from the 13th-17th century. The leg is thin and flat (sub-rectangular section) with a rounded foot. It is approximately 36mm long.
Created on: Friday 16th February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Toller Down', grid reference and parish protected.


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