LON-6D2F66: A post medieval lead alloy spoon dating AD 1550-1700.

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SPOON

Unique ID: LON-6D2F66

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A post medieval lead alloy spoon dating AD 1550-1700. The spoon has a fig-shape bowl, hexagonal stem and a slip top (pinched terminus). There is no trace of an internal iron strengthening rod. There is a maker's mark located on the spoon bowl directly below the handle. There is significant damage to the spoon bowl with cracks on both sides and part of the top missing. The central maker's mark depicts a goblet within a beaded border.

Parallels for this spoon can be found in Egan (2005, no. 571 and 573) which date to the late 16th century. A further parallel on the PAS database dates to the 17th century (LON-E5A961).

Dimensions: length: 144.29 mm; thickness of stem: 4.39 mm; diameter of bowl: 58.13 mm; weight: 23.80g.

Reference: Egan, G. 2005. Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition. MoLAS Monograph 19. English Heritage: London.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 144.29 mm
Thickness: 4.39 mm
Weight: 23.8 g
Diameter: 58.13 mm

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Recorded by: Mr Ben Paites
Identified by: Mr Ben Paites

Materials and construction

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

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