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Monday, July 23

Grosvenor Park: Latest Discovery: Roman Bronze Spoon

Another interesting find is part of a bronze spoon, a type that was used in the later Roman period. It has a coating of tin or a tin alloy, possibly to give the appearance of solid silver! Only a small part of the handle survives, which is joined to the bowl with a downward curving arm set at an angle to it, and this continues on to the back of the bowl of the spoon. The bowl itself is 64 mm in length. Although found with the spoon, we are not sure if the two separate pieces of bronze are part of it.

Trench II

posted by Cheryl Quinn at 11:17

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No updates any more? Has the dig finished? People do read this blog, eager for news of our beloved Chester and its history and archaeology, even if we don't often post comments.

3:02 PM, August 30, 2007  
Blogger Cheryl Quinn said...

Hello,

Yes, this years excavation at the Grosvenor Park was completed on the 6th of July 2007. At present we are busy pulling together all of our thoughts and findings, and you will be pleased to read that these will be made available on this Blog in the next week (or two.) So do watch this space.

11:30 AM, September 04, 2007  
Blogger Maureen said...

Also, on your get involved section of the site, it states that we will be able to purchase amphitheater products. When will this aspect of getting involved be available?
Also, will you be able to ship to the United States?

3:38 PM, September 29, 2007  
Blogger Cheryl Quinn said...

Hello Maureen,

If you click on the link from 'Buy a Piece of History' you should find the following regarding postal services:

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The Grosvenor Museum Shop
27 Grosvenor Street
Chester CH1 2DD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1244 402008
Fax: +44 (0)1244) 347587

If you wish to pay by card (Visa or Mastercard accepted) you can phone your order to the number above.

Institutional Orders: Fax, post or e-mail your requirements together with an order number, and we will invoice you.

Remember to send us your own address for delivery! Payment should be in pounds sterling and should be made to Chester City Council.

Where prices include packing and postage, our charges are based on the services:

UK - Normally First Class Letter rate
Europe - Airmail
USA and rest of the world - Surface mail.

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If you have any further enquiries about 'Buy a Piece of History' do contact Sarah, the Retail Officer for the Grosvenor Museum at:

s.rodriguez@chester.gov.uk

11:42 AM, October 01, 2007  

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