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Reference Name LCNCC : 1957.56

model copper alloy cauldron, possibly a blacksmith's trade sample, rounded base with slightly flared rim and stepped waisted, two opposing circular holes suggest it may have had 2 handles

Physical Dimensions:

  • length: mm
  • width: 3 mm
  • height: 37 mm
  • diameter: 45 mm

Material: copper alloy

Condition: good

Completeness: 75=99%

Period: Roman (Britain)

Place Name: Ancaster Sand Pit

Place Name: Ancaster

Place Name: Lincolnshire

Place Name: UK

Commentary: A small bronze bowl from Ancaster sandpit has been presented to the museum by the proprietors, Messrs. Turnbull and co. Ltd. Professor C.F.C Hawkes, to whom the bowl was submitted for an opinion, has recognised it as a miniature cauldron. only one other model bronze cauldron is known from Britain, found in a sand-pit at Waulkmill, Tarland (Aberdeenshire) with a burial.


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