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pot-stand / gridiron / boat-fitting

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Iron gridiron rectangular; flat, geometric framework of square section bars; supported on four feet with rolled over ends; originally riveted to plank on the gunwale of the boat in the grave.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 9thC-10thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 48 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary Catalogue' (draft MS)

    Lilleberge, Namdalen, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway; registration nos. 1891,1021.86-87 from a long barrow 128 feet in length and containing a 30 foot long boat; COCKS A.H. 1891. Catalogue of the Scandinavian Exhibition of Antiquities and other objects collected by Alfred Heneage Cocks, on view at the Royal Archaeological Institute, June 1891, 2nd ed. London, cat. no. 51; excavated October 1st, 1886 (Register); the catalogue records "the grid-iron like object was riveted to plank on the gunwale"; a use for "burning the water" when salmon-fishing is suggested


  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1978 pp. 425-6, fig. 307 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1886

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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