- Museum number
Vessel SF11 Associated small finds: 40, 63, 65, 81, 84, 96
Position/orientation in the ground: in the centre of the pit adjacent to and underlying sf10 and sf9. Eastern edge of sf11 overlaps mouth of cauldron sf87. Cauldron buried upside down. Handles oriented east - west.
Cauldron type: u-shaped
Dimensions: diameter 540mm. estimated depth 360
Rim: solid rim sub-rectangular in cross section 12x9mm. Band A inserted 5mm into a groove in the underside of the rim in an off-centre position
Band A: straight convex band 80mm in depth. No joins visible on Band A. Two decorative handle plates positioned below rim. Decorative plate 79mm wide from rim to bottom of plate and 150mm each side of the handle mounts (described in more detail in chapter?) plain handle mounts 27mm wide inserted through band A and the decorative plate and butted against the underside of the rim. The handle mount domed over a sub square washer measuring 40x40mm west handle and oval or sub rectangular 34x30mm at the east handle.
Handle: 110mm in diameter with a circular cross-section of 17 mm. The orientation of the handles during burial – west handle in the down position but twisted by 90 degrees, east handle down, indicates the handles were able to rotate as well as pivot.
Band B: greater than 140mm. Band B riveted to the interior of A with an A/B overlap of 12-14mm. The copper alloy rivets along the A/B join are evenly spaced at 29-32mm. rivets heads 4mm square on the interior and 4mm round exterior, punched from the interior to the exterior
Bowl C: unexcavated in block
Damage: none noted
1. Circular iron patch ?x? on interior of band A below west handle washer riveted with one central iron rivet (9mm interior, 5mm exterior). Riveted through band A but not decorative plate
2. Tongue shaped iron patch 17x27mm on interior of band A held in place with 2 iron rivets 4mm internal
3. Tapering copper-alloy scalloped edged patch 50x22mm covering fatigue crack on band B at A/B join. scallops 5mm long held by six copper-alloy rivets 4mm internal and external rivet holes punched from the interior to exterior
Tool marks: none noted
Residues: black deposit approximately 1mm thick on top of the decoration and under the lip of the rim – possible food residues.
MPO: mineralised plant material on the exterior of rim and band A east side
- Production date
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Excavation/small finds number: 60250 sf11 (excavation number)