NLM-985CF4: Spoon handle from Wickenby

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Unique ID: NLM-985CF4

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Copper alloy

Possible spoon fragment. Cast tang, bolster and stub of stem of a whittle tanged item of cutlery; the tang would have been inserted into a handle of wood or bone. A knife would be of iron or steel, while forks were introduced as tableware at a late date and are therefore relatively uncommon finds, so this is perhaps from a spoon. The moulding of a bolster is mainly for decorative effect. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1800.

Length: 37.9mm, Width: 10.9mm, Thickness: 9.3mm, Weight: 4.75gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.9 mm
Width: 10.9 mm
Thickness: 9.3 mm
Weight: 4.75 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th August 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM19133

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Wickenby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0881
Four figure Latitude: 53.314928
Four figure longitude: -0.380338
1:25K map: TF0881
1:10K map: TF08SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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