PAS-729441: Roman spoon (probably)

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Unique ID: PAS-729441

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment from a copper-alloy spoon probably of Roman date. The fragment is broken at both ends: diagonally across the bowl and at the point at which what appears to be an unusual junction element connects the bowl and handle. The bowl, being highly truncated, is of indeterminate form, but has a rounded oval back where it connects to the junction element. This latter rises up from the back of the bowl at ninety degrees to it. It is broadly of flat oval form, with a deep notch cut out of its front edge adjacent to the bowl. The object has a grey surface colour. The presence of such a junction element suggests a Roman date, although it is of unusual form.

It measures 34.5mm in length by up to 21.5mm across the bowl (this is not the bowl's original width). The junction element measures c. 16.6mm by 11.1mm. The object is c. 13.5mm high across bowl and junction. It weighs 3.09g. The bowl has been pressed in from both sides following old damage.

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Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.5 mm
Height: 13.5 mm
Width: 21.5 mm
Weight: 3.09 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st April 2014 - Tuesday 1st April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Weekend Wanderers USA Tour March-April 2014

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Lockinge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4288
Four figure Latitude: 51.58929397
Four figure longitude: -1.39514884
1:25K map: SU4288
1:10K map: SU48NW
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: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PAS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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