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Pewter Spoon

The partial remains of a pewter spoon were found in a concretion that appeared to consist of a wooden box in which gunflints and lead shot were also kept. Eighteenth-century rattail pewter spoons were cast in two piece molds and were inexpensive and easy to mass-produce. The end of the handle or interior of the bowl was often stamped with the maker's mark. Unfortunately, this specimen is too fragmented to determine its origin.

Since it was found in association with lead shot, gunflints and chips, it might have been also served as a powder scoop.