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from UK DETECTOR NET Banished: found this yesterday on a roman site. I remember seeing something similar in the press but cant remember what it was.......anyone any ideas?
Georgian Tim: It is a medieval pot mend rivet.Ceejay ID'd one for me a few weeks ago.I think that the reference was the MOLAS Medieval Household book, page 170.
Banished: thanks tim, i remember now.........how would it have worked tho? i can't work it out! Georgian Tim: Sorry, I can't help on that one.Maybe Ceejay can enlighten us? ceejay: These sheet metal rivets are folded from cut lozenges and were used alone to repair small splits and together to apply patches to larger areas of damage in all kinds sheet metal vessels . They have been found in contexts from early-12thC to late-15thC.
Source:- Egan G. (1998) - The Medieval Household Daily Living c.1150-c.1450: Medieval Finds from Excavations in London:6 Georgian Tim: I think that I understand.The one that Banished and me found are used mends.The final wings being folded back after being inserted into the hole.