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NMS-3D2A45: Medieval or Post Medieval Spoon

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-3D2A45

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fragment of medieval or post medieval copper alloy spoon, openwork figurine cast in the round, probably a saint or apostle, robed standing male with drilled blind holes for eyes and engraved details overall, a probable book in his right hand and his left hand on his left hip, standing on a collared base at the upper end of a fragment of broken tapering lozengiform-sectioned shank. The figure bears some resemblance to those found on apostle spoons (cf. Homer (1975), p.27 and p.33, b). Surviving length 31mm. Width 9mm. 15th-17th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31 mm
Width: 9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 20th May 2013 - Monday 17th June 2013

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 13991
Other reference: NMD062013

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Keswick and Intwood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG2104
Four figure Latitude: 52.588848
Four figure longitude: 1.261109
1:25K map: TG2104
1:10K map: TG20SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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