SOM-73A0F4: Post Medieval spoon handle terminal

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Unique ID: SOM-73A0F4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Terminal of a post medieval cast lead alloy (pewter) spoon handle of late 17th century date. Only the terminal of the flat handle remains, the rest is lost to an old break. The terminal is in the tri-lobed trifid style with a central more projecting lobe flanked by smaller ones. It is decorated on the front with a raise cast floral and foliate disn with a central flower flanked by C-shapes with curled in ends and with a possible crown in the projecting central lobe, the back is plain. The piece is 31.4mm long, 28.7mm wide and 2.4mm thick; it weighs 9.87 grams.

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1660
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.4 mm
Width: 28.7 mm
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 9.87 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 25th February 2014 - Friday 2nd May 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16612

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: North Curry CP

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: Thursday 29th May 2014
Updated: Friday 30th May 2014

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