KENT-3948B6: A Post Medieval silver spoon

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Unique ID: KENT-3948B6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver spoon, blackened with tarnish, of slip top form as current in the early -mid 17thCentury. Stem thickens towards the end, date letter (now illegible but of a form which suggests early rather than late 17thCentury date) punched on stem just before end. Rounded bowl, with leopard's head crowned for London in bowl. On back of stem, two marks, one maker's mark now illegible, and lion passant for London.

London, probably early-mid 17th Century.

For context and comparison, see M.Snodin, English Silver Spoons, London 1974, and K.Marquardt, Eight Centuries of European Knives, Forks and Spoons, 1997, p.57 for example dated (by mark) 1654.


Finder is Archaeology Southeast

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Ashford Borough Museum Society
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2003T70


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 20th January 2003

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2003T70

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Wye with Hinxhill (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

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

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