SOM-DD4914: Post-Medieval spoon fragment

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Unique ID: SOM-DD4914

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A fragment of a Post-Medieval copper alloy spoon, probably dating to c. AD 1550-1700. The fragment comprises of the upper half of the bowl, probably originally piriform, but now truncated by a worn break, and with a trapzoidal indentation at the top from the lost handle. Positioned near centrally below the handle is a maker's mark, depicting a five-petalled double-rose within an inner circle.

Dimensions: 35.8mm; 44.4 1.7mm; weight 11.05g.

A brass spoon with a similar maker's mark is published by Egan (2005: 119, no. 580), excavated from a context dating to c. 1650-1700. A similar maker's mark also appears on a seal-topped spoon recorded on this database, SOM-7C2A26, a type dated by Homer (1975) to the 16th and 17th centuries. Other, incomplete, spoons with similar maker's marks are also recorded on this database, cf. PUBLIC-85960E, HAMP-3AFB14.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.8 mm
Width: 44.4 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 11.05 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017373

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: South Perrott (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4706
Four figure Latitude: 50.85107668
Four figure longitude: -2.75425657
1:25K map: ST4706
1:10K map: ST40NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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: SOM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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