A metalworker’s crucible from Exeter

Title

A metalworker’s crucible from Exeter

Subject

Archaeology

Description

More than 40 examples of small earthenware crucibles such as this have been recovered from late Saxon and Norman deposits in various tenements at the centre of Exeter. They range in date from the 10th century to c. 1200. They show that metalworking must have been a significant activity in the early medieval city. The source of the crucibles themselves is an unresolved problem: they are quite different from all other local pottery.
More information on Anglo-Saxon Exeter: http://www.rammtimetrail.org.uk

Creator

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley

Date

10th-11th Century

Language

English

Date Created

2002-11-19

Files

A metalworker’s crucible from Exeter

Citation

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley, “A metalworker’s crucible from Exeter,” Woruldhord, accessed May 23, 2017, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/436.

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