LVPL-1872F4: Post Medieval: Spoon terminal

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Unique ID: LVPL-1872F4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

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


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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

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

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011T237
Treasure case number: 2011T237

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Gedling (District)
To be known as: Calverton

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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