BERK-835F28: Post-medieval spoon: Spoon handle

Rights Holder: Oxfordshire County Council
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Unique ID: BERK-835F28

Object type certainty: Probably
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An incomplete copper alloy stem of a probable spoon of post-medieval date. The stem is flat in section and tapers from a wedge shaped end towards what may be the junction with the bowl. The stem is decorated on one side with linear scores down the outer edges, and an indistinct floral pattern at the wide end. Both sides of the stem have been silvered, which suggests a later date and possible function. Probably 18th or 19th century AD.

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Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.6 mm
Width: 9 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 17th October 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WWEDTOCT13.LS024

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Floral
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: East Hendred (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4589
Four figure Latitude: 51.59805371
Four figure longitude: -1.35172048
1:25K map: SU4589
1:10K map: SU48NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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