- Museum number
Vessel SF150 Associated small finds: none
Position/orientation in the ground: cauldron found at the northern edge of the pit in an upright position resting on the base of the pit with cauldron sf149 nestled inside. The sf 149/150 group were under SF13 and SF4. Handles oriented North/South.
Cauldron type: globular
Dimensions: 500mm in diameter. Estimated depth 350mm
Rim: Hollow rim type 1 with round section (11mm x 11mm). Band A inserted 8mm into the hollow rim.
Band A: 65mm wide with dog leg 12mm below the rim. The handle mounts are 23mm wide and tri-lobed with three ridges on the outer surface. The top central ridge of the handle mount passes through band A just below the rim and is hammered over a washer butted up to the rim on the interior. The south handle washer is 25x25mm and square, over a rectangular iron patch 750x550mm riveted to band A. The north handle, attachment and washer were detached prior to burial. Large rectangular iron patch 50x200mm and secured to band A with iron rivets at north handle. Possible joins in band A close to both handles. North handle: interior - visible 31mm from handle attachment; exterior - adjacent to the north handle. Overlap joined with 4mm square iron rivets and an additional iron patch with one iron rivet 9mm in diameter over the north handle join on the exterior. South handle: exterior - possible join in iron visible 45mm to the right of the handle attachment; interior - large patch obscuring the join.
Handle: 105mm in diameter with a circular cross-section of 10 mm. The orientation of the handles during burial - hanging down as cauldron was deposited upright.
Band B: width 280mm. attached to band A with round copper alloy rivets: exterior 5mm in diameter and domed; interior rivet head diameter 4mm. A/B overlap is 16mm. Distance between rivets is regular at 24-26mm. No obvious vertical join in band B. Lower edge of band B not present – no B/C join, edge not obviously cut.
Bowl C: not present
Damage: The base of the cauldron missing at time of deposition, no evidence for the rivet holes of the B/C join. North handle, handle mount and washer not present at deposition.
Repairs: none visible
Tool marks – none noted
Residues: black residue on the interior and exterior of the rim and band A. sooty deposit on the exterior copper alloy of band B
MPO – none noted
- Production date
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Excavation/small finds number: 60250 sf150 (excavation number)