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Photographer: Bill Coughlin
Taken: August 14, 2008
Caption: The "Copeland spoon"
Additional Description: In 1675, tradesman Joseph Copeland produced this pewter spoon at Chuckatuck, a settlement 30 miles southeast of Jamestown. This is one of the earliest dated, American-made pewter objects excavated in North America.
The “Copeland spoon” 1675, made in Chuckatuck, Virginia, pewter, found near the Marable House along riverís edge in New Towne. This artifact and a reproduction of the entire spoon are on display in the Jamestown Visitor Center.
Submitted: March 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
Database Locator Identification Number: p56534
File Size: 0.985 Megabytes
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