Possible Pot Leg ID (ID'd Medieval Pot Leg)

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Possible Pot Leg ID (ID'd Medieval Pot Leg)

Post by ashjacko » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:06 pm

I wasn't sure if this is to big for a pot leg but if it is stood up it leans back like a pot leg. It was found on pasture with my Garrett Ace 250 on relic mode and was around 5 inches down.

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Re: Possible Pot Leg ID

Post by Steve_T » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:15 pm

It sure is ::g ::g

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Re: Possible Pot Leg ID

Post by ashjacko » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Steve_T wrote:
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It sure is ::g ::g

Well found, regards Steve
Thank you! I only guessed what it was due to watching many detecting videos and seeing on here. What sort of pot would it of been off and what metal? it's very heavy.

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Re: Possible Pot Leg ID

Post by Steve_T » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:30 pm

Most likely a cauldron or skillet, a copper alloy material

Have a look on the PAS lots of examples, a broad age range for yours Medieval as a broad estimate

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Re: Possible Pot Leg ID

Post by ashjacko » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:35 pm

Steve_T wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Most likely a cauldron or skillet, a copper alloy material

Have a look on the PAS lots of examples, a broad age range for yours Medieval as a broad estimate

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I just had a look and saw some with the same style and very similar and are medieval I never thought it could be that old!

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Re: Possible Pot Leg ID (ID'd Medieval Pot Leg)

Post by Koala » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:06 pm

Is it hollow cast ?

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Re: Possible Pot Leg ID (ID'd Medieval Pot Leg)

Post by JBM » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:29 pm

Typical Cats paw pot leg.

It all part of a learning curve.

Well done.

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Re: Possible Pot Leg ID (ID'd Medieval Pot Leg)

Post by ashjacko » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:13 pm

Koala wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:06 pm
Is it hollow cast ?
I did think that to start with but it is solid and very heavy.

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Re: Possible Pot Leg ID (ID'd Medieval Pot Leg)

Post by ashjacko » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:14 pm

JBM wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:29 pm
Typical Cats paw pot leg.

It all part of a learning curve.

Well done.

Happy Hunting,

Jerry.
That would explain why I found a few images of very similar ones! what century would you guess it to be?

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Re: Possible Pot Leg ID (ID'd Medieval Pot Leg)

Post by Steve_T » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:36 pm

Have a look at this link http://www.localhistories.org/timeline.html It will give a rough idea

As for you pot leg its a broad period, from Early to Late Medieval, best you can do is look at similar on the PAS and see what period they have been ascribed too

Go for Middle and you wont be far wrong, show it to your FLO and he may well give a broad date and he might even record it for you.

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Re: Possible Pot Leg ID (ID'd Medieval Pot Leg)

Post by JBM » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:39 pm

These Bronze Skillet pots and their leg remains are 16th to 18th century.

All the left overs were kept on the go for a hot meal at anytime.

Some pots had inscriptions on the handles.

They also came in various sizes.

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Re: Possible Pot Leg ID (ID'd Medieval Pot Leg)

Post by ashjacko » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:57 pm

Thank you both so much!

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