Medieval Pot Leg?

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Medieval Pot Leg?

Post by Ollie K » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:13 am

Hi there, on a field that has yielded quite a few nice bits, a digger driver was there, digging some footings for a massive cart lodge. Obviously I had to get involved with my detector! Most of the spoil was heaped up in a massive mound but I did manage to find this lovely Tudor button

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Not else showed up until I decided to check another area where the soil had been spread. After a few sweeps, a large 'coke can' type signal sounded and this came up..

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Is it a Medieval pot leg? At first I thought it was just a piece of junk but it does look similar to others I've seen.

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Re: Medieval Pot Leg?

Post by knotalot » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:11 am

Yes ::g and a nice one too

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Re: Medieval Pot Leg?

Post by Ollie K » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:44 am

Cheers knotalot ::g
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Re: Medieval Pot Leg?

Post by Earthdawg » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:59 am

Nice pot leg, I had one very similar.
Could be roman?
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Re: Medieval Pot Leg?

Post by Fisher1266X » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:02 am

Lovely button Ollie and a stonker of a skillet leg!
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Re: Medieval Pot Leg?

Post by Lowland » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:49 am

Lovely stuff
Definitely potential for the future.
And a lesson in opportunism.
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Re: Medieval Pot Leg?

Post by Ollie K » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:46 pm

Cheers guys! It's an interesting site- right on an old trackway that leads from a 15th century timber framed Hall to an 15th century pub, crossing a stream on the way.
I've had a few hammered from that side of the field, plus some medieval mounts, a piece of old lead, with the glass still attached plus numerous Jettons, etc. 50 yards further up is where I found my Tudor Merchant's ring and the Gold and Ruby Tudor ladies finger ring, that you see as my Avatar.
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Re: Medieval Pot Leg?

Post by Ollie K » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:49 pm

Fisher1266X wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:02 am
Lovely button Ollie and a stonker of a skillet leg!
Paul
I'm guessing it might be Tudor also, comparing it to this one?

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/244541
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Re: Medieval Pot Leg?

Post by JBM » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:48 pm

A cats paw for sure.

Iam sure this is the first of many that you will find.

Cast bronze pots were expensive, but rather fragile.

That why only the legs turn up and they come in various sizes.

Hope this helps you.

Happy Hunting,

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Re: Medieval Pot Leg?

Post by Ollie K » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:50 pm

JBM wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:48 pm
A cats paw for sure.

Iam sure this is the first of many that you will find.

Cast bronze pots were expensive, but rather fragile.

That why only the legs turn up and they come in various sizes.

Hope this helps you.

Happy Hunting,

Jerry. ::g
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