DOR-731F17: Post Medieval seal top spoon stem

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SPOON

Unique ID: DOR-731F17

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver gilt spoon fragment. The terminal is in the form of a seal/baluster knop. Beneath the circular head is a fluted collar. Below is a constriction with a thin expanded collar below, then a deeper, narrower collar and finally a narrow constriction and a thin collar.. They are divided A section of the stem survives and this has an irregular hexagonal cross-section. On the top of the circular head is an off-centre incised X. There is gilding on the seal top and baluster terminal, but none is apparent on the stem.
Dimensions: 40.02 mm x 14.06
Weight: 11.13 g

Similar spoon ends are recorded as follows:
2006 T532C - PAS_8EB2D5
2007 T400 - YORYM-CAEC20
2008 T478 - IOW-E91311

Date: Post Medieval - 16th to 17th century

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T146

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.02 mm
Weight: 11.13 g
Diameter: 14.06 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2014T146

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Bradford Peverell

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: DOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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