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Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Victorian Silver Apothecary/Medicinal Spoon. Beautifully decorated with two snakes intertwinned and wrapped around the handle (possibly associated with the staff of Hermes, but there are no wings), but gives reference to medicine nonetheless. There is a 'pinecone' type object at the top of the spoon which is decorated with a crosshatch pattern. The snakes are intricately designed, with individual scales and even eyes can be seen. The measuring spoon 'bowl' is 17mm in diameter. The spoon is complete and in very good condition.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 69 mm
Weight: 7 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Jenna Smith
Identified by: Ms Jenna Smith

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SN0001
Four figure Latitude: 51.67207597
Four figure longitude: -4.8938168
1:25K map: SN0001
1:10K map: SN00SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal Detecting

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DYFED
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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