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Vessel SF153 Associated small finds: none
Position/orientation in the ground: in the east of the pit inside vessel SF154 and SF87, positioned on side with the mouth of the cauldron to the southwest. The handles are positioned east/west with east handle at the bottom and the west handle at the top of the deposit.
Cauldron type: globular
Dimensions: diameter 310mm; approximate depth: 230
Rim: hollow rim type 1 with circular cross section of 13x15mm. Band A extends into the rim by 7mm
Band A: 54mm wide with dogleg below rim. The handles mounts are 28mm 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 rim on the interior. The east and west handle washers are missing. A possible join in band A is visible on the interior and exterior approximately 20mm from the west handle (missing) with an overlap of 8mm. Damage and patching to Band A at east handle may obscure the join. Hexagonal handle stops 25mm across and 5mm deep riveted through Band A approximately 50mm each side of the handle attachment and 5mm from the bottom edge of band A. domed over on the interior. (Note: Although only one handle stop is present on each side of the cauldron damage to band A on the east side, an un-relocated handle stop of the same dimensions from excavation to the west side, and their off centre position indicates that there were probably originally two at each handle)
Handle: 100mm in diameter with a circular cross-section of 12 mm. The orientation of the handles during burial – up.
Band B: 150mm wide and attached to band A with round copper alloy rivets 5-8mm internal diameter and 5mm domed on the exterior. Distance between rivets is regular at 18mm. A/B overlap is 9mm. No obvious vertical join in band B.
Bowl C: approximate diameter 180mm with an estimated depth of 30mm. Joined to band B at the B/C join with round headed rivets 3mm external, 4mm internal rivet head diameter and a regular spacing of 21mm with a B/C overlap of 18mm.
Damage: The base of the cauldron damaged either prior to or during burial. Handle stop to the left of the east handle not present – area of patching and damage pre-deposition. East handle washer and west side of cauldron damage probably due to collapse during burial and subsequent excavation damage.
1. Three rectangular iron patches 35x30mm, 85x25mm and 85x20mm on the interior of Band A covering damage in the area of the missing east handle stop. Band A has possibly been cut or shaped on the exterior of the cauldron in the area of the repair
2. Possible copper-alloy patching to the bottom of the copper alloy bowl C (condition too poor to determine extent)
Tool marks – distinct cut edge and overcut marks on band B at the B/C join.
Residues: black residue on the exterior of the rim and band A below the rim and interior of copper alloy bowl C. Sooty deposit on the exterior of the bowl C
MPO – mineralised plant remains present on the top and sides of the rim and exterior of band A. Randomly aligned small plant remains suggesting packing.
- Production date
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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- Additional IDs
Excavation/small finds number: 60250 sf153 (excavation number)