This spoon has a shallow, ‘fig-shaped’ bowl and is largely complete but distorted.
It has a raised spiral/rope-effect decoration to the upper part of stem and a pelleted spherical knop. The stem is sub-circular in section with casting ridges to the sides which extend across the knop.
Pewter spoons are known from as early as c. 1300, and remained in common use into the 16th and 17th centuries. The fig-shaped bowl and absence of a maker’s mark suggests a late medieval date for the spoon; marking being required by statute from 1503.
Other information & metadata
Site location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Project type: Archaeological excavation
Site type: Medieval and post-medieval occupation
Discovery context: Unstratified
A moated site near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire