SPOON

Unique ID: IOW-A4C3D0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

An incomplete silver-gilt spoon of Late Medieval or Early Post-Medieval date, fifteenth or sixteenth century (AD 1400 - AD 1600).

Most of the bowl is missing due to an old break. The stem, lozenge-shaped in section throughout its length, is bent to one side and terminates with an elongated acorn knop. The lower part of the knop has moulded decoration.

A similar incomplete silver-gilt spoon has been recorded from the parish of East Dean and Friston, West Sussex (Treasure Annual Report 2005, ref. 2005 T361).

Notes:

In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T521

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Length: 88.5 mm
Width: 3.3 mm
Weight: 6.48 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Ms Beverley Nenk - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2007 T521
Treasure case number: 2007T521

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Surface Treatment: Gilded [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval or Post-Medieval Spoon. Treasure case no. 2007 T521 (disclaimed)

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Isle Of Wight
District: Isle Of Wight
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m[scope notes]

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Thursday 20th December 2007
Updated: Monday 29th October 2012

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