Pewter spoon?

Casey13

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Hello everyone. I found this spoon metal detecting this afternoon after work. I thought it was lead because it bends so easy. It has 3 sunflower looking designs on the front and back. The back mark is gone and was wondering how old it might be.
 

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FreeBirdTim

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The orange patina means that it's made of brass. Pewter spoons usually have a greyish patina and are pitted. They don't hold up very well in the ground.
 
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pepperj

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Brass as FreeBirdTim stated.
Have dug this type of pattern before, homestead finds from the late 1800's early 1900
 
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Casey13

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Thank you guys so much!! Both of y'all are right on! I noticed on the bottom of the spoon bowl after cleaning a golden color of the medal indicating brass. Thanks so much!!
 
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