KENT-B3D336: KENT-B3D336.  Post medieval silver ear scoop.

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Unique ID: KENT-B3D336

Object type certainty: Certain
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A bent silver earscoop with a shaft of quadrangular section and tapered point, ending in a pick perhaps for use as a toothpick. No decoration. This object was probably part of a toilet set kept in a case. It dates to the 17th century.


2006 T208. Report by Dora Thornton.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006T208


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th April 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Secondary identifier: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2006T208

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Shepway (District)
To be known as: Hythe

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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