DEV-A60EA6: Post-Medieval copper alloy spoon handle

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Unique ID: DEV-A60EA6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy trifid spoon handle terminal, probably dating to c. AD 1650-1720. The spoon handle is flat and plain, terminating in a worn break at the worn end and flaring outwards into a tri-lobed trifid terminal at the other.

Dimensions: length 65.4mm; width 26.9mm; thickness 2.2mm; weight 10.93g.

Egan (2005: 118, no. 578) publishes an unstratified trifid spoon featuring counterfeit hallmarks dating the spoon to the mid-17th century at the earliest. Homer (1975: 43) suggests that this style of spoon first appeared soon after 1660 and went out of fashion by c. 1700. cf. GLO-BD726C on this database.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1650
Date to: Exactly AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 65.4 mm
Width: 26.9 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 10.93 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Wednesday 13th September 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019332

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: West Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Lamerton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX4475
Four figure Latitude: 50.55388805
Four figure longitude: -4.20353392
1:25K map: SX4475
1:10K map: SX45SW
What3Words: chopper.suitably.protect
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017

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