IOW-5C1EC2: Post-Medieval Spoon

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Unique ID: IOW-5C1EC2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A fragment of a post-Medieval copper-alloy spoon (c. 1670-c. 1720 ).
This fragment consists of part of the stem and the 'trifid' (tri-lobed) terminal. It is flat on both faces and has an old transverse break on the stem.

The metal is reddish brown and has patches of a green patina. The break is old.

Height: 41.30mm; width: 24.09mm; thickness: 1.47mm. Weight: 5.66g.

This style of spoon first appeared soon after 1660 and went out of fashion by c. 1700 (Homer 1975: 43).

Homer, R. F. 1975. Five centuries of base metal spoons. London: The Worshipful Company of Pewterers.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1660
Date to: Circa AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 41.3 mm
Width: 24.09 mm
Thickness: 1.47 mm
Weight: 5.66 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th January 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-2-146

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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