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SPOON

Unique ID: DEV-B1A61B

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, there is a central drilled aperture below the central lobe, probably for suspension.

Dimensions: length 84.2mm; width 24.3mm; thickness 1.8mm; weight 8.77g.

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.

Class: Trifid

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 84.2 mm
Width: 24.3 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 8.77 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st July 2017 - Saturday 21st October 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019755

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX4089
Four figure Latitude: 50.67860757
Four figure longitude: -4.26599355
1:25K map: SX4089
1:10K map: SX49SW
What3Words: puzzles.beak.wake
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 4 days, 15 hours ago
Updated: 4 days, 15 hours ago

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