BH-C7B0E1: Fragment of a 16th century spoon

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Unique ID: BH-C7B0E1

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy spoon of probable 16th century AD date. The terminal consists of a flattened circular plate measuring 11.7mm diameter by 2.5mm high. This sits above a globular moulding, which in turn sits above a moulded ring. The stem is sub-oval in section and has been broken off at the bottom. Overall, the piece measures 48.2mm high and weighs 6.96g.


See PAS record hamp1476 for a complete example.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.2 mm
Width: 11.7 mm
Weight: 6.96 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 5th November 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Gil Burleigh
Secondary identifier: Ms Sally Worrell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 04/214 - 4

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Ashwell

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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