DOR-A9A317: Roman spoon.

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Unique ID: DOR-A9A317

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A complete but bent copper alloy spoon dating to the Roman period AD 50-150. The bowl is pear-shaped and off-set with a C-shaped junction when viewed in profile. The bowl has a longitudinal crease but is complete. The rectangular sectioned stem tapers, changing from a rectangular cross section into a circular cross section as it tapers to a point.
Date: Roman.
Dimensions: 133.37 mm x 18.30 mm
Weight: 10.14 g

Similar to Crummy, N. 1983. Colchester Archaeological Report 2: the Roman small finds from excavations in Colchester 1971-9, page 69-70, no. 2014. Similar examples can be seen on the PAS database: DEV-856C82, SF-4D06A7 and to silver examples in the Hoxne Hoard of coins and metalwork buried in the 5th century, however pear-shaped bowls had appeared by the first half of the second century (Crummy 1983, p.69).

Class: Crummy type 2
Sub class: Pear-shaped bowl

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 133.37 mm
Width: 18.3 mm
Weight: 10.14 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Secondary identifier: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017829

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Coombe Bissett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0921
Four figure Latitude: 50.98833248
Four figure longitude: -1.87314898
1:25K map: SU0921
1:10K map: SU02SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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