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Vessel SF9 Associated Small Finds: 1, 2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 20, 33, 58, 62, 66, 67, 71.
Position/Orientation in the ground: Positioned in the pit just west of centre, upside down with the handles orientated in NNE/SSW position. Truncated during original excavation.
Cauldron type: u shaped
Dimensions: 450mm in diameter. Depth estimated at 450
Rim: solid rim sub-rectangular in cross section (16 X 11mm). Band A inserted into a groove in the underside of the rim in an off-centre position
Band A: straight convex. SF 9 has two iron bands; A1 and A2. A1 width 87 mm and riveted to the outside of A2. A2 width > 51mm (incomplete, truncated by initial excavation). A1/A2 overlap 11mm with iron rivets spaced between 31 - 36 mm apart. The rivets have a domed heads 4.5mm in diameter on the exterior, and 3-4mm and flat on the interior. Band A1 was made in two sections, vertical overlaps of 20 mm are visible 98 mm to the west of the SW handle at a slightly off vertical angle, and 45 mm to the east of the NE handle. Not enough of band A2 survives to determine position or number of joins. Plain handle mounts 19mm wide passing through band A1 10mm below the rim, and riveted on the interior over a rectangular plate butted against the rim. NE handle plate: 23x37mm; SW handle plate: 28x35mm. The NE handle mount is riveted through the washer in an off centre position.
Handles: 121mm in diameter with a circular cross-section of 14 mm. The orientation of the handles during burial (SSW handle diagonal and NNE handle vertically upwards) indicates the handles were able to rotate as well as pivot.
Band B: width of 212 mm. A/B overlap 13 mm. The rivet holes on band B along the A/B join have been punched from the interior to the exterior and secured with flat headed copper-alloy rivets 8mm in diameter on the interior (exterior rivet heads obscured) and evenly spaced at 14-15 mm apart. No evidence for join in band B
Bowl C: approximately 330 in diameter; depth 110-120mm. B/C overlap 10 mm secured with rivets 2-3mm in diameter, square on the interior and round on the exterior and spaced 16-18 mm apart, except where they cluster around fatigue cracks at the edge of the bowl.
Damage: - 2/3 of cauldron survive but difficult to determine condition on deposition due to metal detector disturbance
1. iron strip 38mm wide wrapped up and over the rim and onto the A1 band next to the SW handle extending 35mm on exterior and 30mm onto interior
2. copper alloy rivet and square washer repair to fatigue crack on the exterior of B at A/B join
3. Copper alloy rivet and washer repair to fatigue crack on the exterior of C at B/C join. 3mm square headed rivet punched interior to exterior
4. copper alloy oval patch and sub hexagonal patches to fatigue cracks on interior of C at B/C join 3mm square rivets punched interior to exterior
Copper alloy heavily repaired with multi-phase patching of different shapes and sizes with different rivet heads (all punched interior to exterior) on the interior of band B:
5. 8 overlapping copper alloy patches along A/B join;
6. 5 overlapping copper alloy patches half way up band B.
7. Rectangular copper alloy patch 16x46mm butted against the B/C overlap on the exterior of band B
8. paperclip repair visible on interior covered on exterior by patch 7
9. rectangular copper alloy patch >38x20mm interior of B at B/C join south side (detached fragment)
10. rectangular copper alloy patch approx. 40x45mm interior of B at B/C join south side (detached fragment)
Tool marks: perpendicular linear tool marks on the interior surface of band B running diagonally to band. Edge of bowl C cut then hammered.
Residues: sooty deposits on the exterior copper alloy base of the cauldron. Residue samples taken from between riveted joins of cu interior; base interior
MPO: mineralised organic remains of randomly aligned plant materials from the fill of the pit and possible pit lining covering the exterior of the iron rim and band A. area of possible skin product or hide and hair on exterior of rim and band A at south- preservation poor.
- Production date
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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- Additional IDs
Excavation/small finds number: 60250 sf62 (excavation number)
Excavation/small finds number: 60250 sf9 (excavation number)
Miscellaneous number: 2007,8034.62 (Previous registration number, now joined)