SPOON

Unique ID: LVPL-1872F4

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

An incomplete silver spoon handle, of Post Medieval dating (16th Century AD).
The handle is an elongated 'tear drop' shape, with a rounded end. The front exhibits a central ridge (Hanoverian terminal) and the back is flat. Two initials have been scratched on the reverse 'S*C', presumably those of the original owner.

The handle has broken across the hallmark, with only the standard mark being present. This mark consists of a Lion passant, facing left in a rectangular cartouche, with a small triangle removed next to the lion's head.

This has been reported as Potential Treasure, due to potential age and silver content. Treasure number: 2011T237

Notes:

Comparable spoons to found in English silver spoon, Michael Snodin, London 1974, plate 24, dated 1720. This seems a likely date for this piece.

The find dates to later than 1711 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Class: handle

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T237

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Length: 58.73 mm
Width: 11.19 mm
Thickness: 2.44 mm
Weight: 4.6 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd April 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Ms Dora Thornton - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011T237
Treasure case number: 2011T237

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Post Medieval: Spoon terminal

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Nottinghamshire
District: Gedling
To be known as: Calverton

References cited

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Created: Sunday 10th April 2011
Updated: Thursday 21st March 2013

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