DOR-0F82C0: Post Medieval lead alloy spoon

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Unique ID: DOR-0F82C0

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A lead alloy sliptop spoon. Broken into two pieces.The stem is oval in cross section with a tapered slip top terminal. The stem has broken away from the bowl where it flattens and starts to flare out. The slightly convex bowl is a broad "fig-shape" and the sides have been folded in in places. There are no visible touch marks. The alloy contains more lead than other metals (probably tin) resulting in it feeling heavy for its size.
Date: Early Post Medieval - c. 1500 - 1650
Dimensions (reconstructed): 136.01 mm x 46.05 mm x 1.65 mm
Weight: 67.57 g

Class: Sliptop

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 136.05 mm
Width: 46.05 mm
Thickness: 1.65 mm
Weight: 67.57 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 022273

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
To be known as: Milton Abbas

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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