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Spoons

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Only small number of personal spoons were recovered from the Mary Rose. Some were made from pewter and some were made from wood.  They were all between 14 and 17 cm long.

This small number may be due to their small size – meaning that after the sinking they simply floated away, or were made of a more perishable material.

The pewter spoons would have belonged to officers and largely resemble the one at the top in the picture. They have a high tin/low lead content, suggesting they are of English manufacture.

The wooden spoon is made of maple and would have been of the type used by the majority of the crew. One of the examples has a personal mark on it, so they were the crew’s personal property, rather than ship’s issue.