HESH-FEDA0A: Post-Medieval: spoon

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An incomplete lead-alloy spoon of probable Post-Medieval date (c. AD 1500 - 1700). The spoon was cast as one piece. It is in three fragments and is incomplete; one fragment has come from the bowl and two from the stem. The stem is broadly sub-oval in section which flattens as the stem widens. The largest fragment is the spoon terminal which is broadly rectangular in plan with a triangular end. The seocnd stem fragment is broadly rectangular in plan and the bowl fragment is irregularly shaped. There is visible decoration on the spoon handle terminal formed of raised ribs and pellets though there is no obvious pattern. The bowl fragment has an incised line on one of the faces which borders the curved edge. The spoon fragments are mid grey in colour and the edges are abraded.

Spoon handle terminal: 53.3mm length, 21.5mm width, 3.8mm thickness, 14.13grams.

Handle fragment: 36.8mm length, 20.0mm width, 9.8mm thickness, 7.9grams.

Bowl fragment: 28.4mm length, 17.6mm width, 3.4mm thickness, 4.7grams.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service Object Entry: E. 00885

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Rushbury

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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