IOW-A4C3D0: Medieval or Post-Medieval Spoon. Treasure case no. 2007 T521 (disclaimed)

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Unique ID: IOW-A4C3D0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

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).


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.

Find of note status

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


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

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

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Ms Beverley Nenk

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2007 T521
Treasure case number: 2007T521

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
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
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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