NMS-953302: Post-medieval spoon

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-953302

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fragment of medieval or post-medieval silver spoon. Incomplete handle of slightly flattened hexagonal section with very short triangular moulding on the reverse of the bowl. The surviving shoulders of the bowl are fairly straight and at a narrow angle of slightly less than 90 degrees to each other but not enough survives to suggest a bowl shape. There is a stamped G in low relief on the inside of the bowl at the base of the stem, to be read stem-down. The surface is pitted with beading suggesting it has been partially molten at some point, and has been distorted. Maximum surviving width of bowl 26mm. Maximum surviving length of bowl 23mm. Total surviving length 50mm. Weight 7.45g. Not enough diagnostic features survive to date the spoon closely, and it may be late 15th - 17th century, but is probably 16th - mid-17th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T1


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50 mm
Width: 26 mm
Weight: 7.45 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 17th December 2015 - Thursday 17th December 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 34375
Other reference: NMD122015
Treasure case number: 2016T1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
Parish or ward: Postwick with Witton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG3008
Four figure Latitude: 52.62101468
Four figure longitude: 1.39650296
1:25K map: TG3008
1:10K map: TG30NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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