BERK-834A36: Roman finger spoon

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Unique ID: BERK-834A36

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy fragment of a spoon (circa 100-300 AD). The remains of the spoon bowl suggests that originally it was mandolin-shaped. There is the typical decorative moulding forming an off-set curve at the junction between the bowl and the handle. The handle and greater part of the bowl are missing. Dimensions: weight 4.12g


Found during the Weekend Wanderers King Alfred the Great Rally 26-28 Aug

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.12 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 26th August 2006

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - King Alfred the Great 06

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Paula Levick
Identified by: David Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ticket no. Ylo 277

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Letcombe Regis

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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