SWYOR-6A05CA: Post Medieval spoon

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SPOON

Unique ID: SWYOR-6A05CA

Object type certainty: Certain
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Part of a cast copper alloy seal-top spoon of Post-Medieval date, about AD 1525 - 1675. The fragment consists of the knop which is a flat, expanded disc, beneath which is a double collar, a narrow waist, and then an inverted pear-shaped moulding. The remainder of the handle and the bowl of the spoon has broken away and is missing. The artefact has a dark brown patina. It is 32.9mm long, 12.6mm diameter and 8.42g.

Homer, in Five Centuries of Base Metal Spoons (1975), categorises this type of spoon as seal top, baluster type.

SOM-1E18D6 is a similar example and notes that: "This type of spoon knop was common from the mid-16th to the mid-17th century. Moore (1999, 5) attributes their contemporary popularity to the fact that the owner's and donor's initials could be pricked or engraved onto the disc. Moore (1999, 5) also highlights the fact that such knops were cast separately and then soldered to the handle."

SWYOR-D9F4EA and LVPL-B66F41 are also parallels.

Class: baluster
Sub class: knop

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1525
Date to: Circa AD 1675

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.9 mm
Weight: 8.42 g
Diameter: 12.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st August 2014 - Thursday 13th November 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2425

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: South Milford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4831
Four figure Latitude: 53.77313458
Four figure longitude: -1.27317958
1:25K map: SE4831
1:10K map: SE43SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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