BM-4C55C3: BM-4C55C3: Roman spoon

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SPOON

Unique ID: BM-4C55C3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy spoon dating to the Roman period. The spoon possesses a mandolin-shaped bowl which is dished. The bowl has a blackened inner surface suggesting it may originally have been tinned. The The bowl in profile is dished and the apex has holes due to damage. The stem extends from the underside of the bowl and turns through 90 degrees creating a reversed 'C' shape in profile. From there the stem extends. At first, it is sub-rectangular in section and then becomes circular in section. It then tapers to a point. The spoon measures 159mm in length. The bowl has a length of 41mm and a maximum width of 27mm. It measures 3mm in depth. The stem measures 3mm in diameter.

Notes:

SF 285. Seen 3.15.18

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 159 mm
Width: 27 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Box 10, Bag 3

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Piercebridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2115
Four figure Latitude: 54.52984883
Four figure longitude: -1.67701825
1:25K map: NZ2115
1:10K map: NZ21NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: While diving in the River Tees
General landuse: Open fresh water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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