ROMAN SILVER SPOON


£400.00

Measurements: 14.5 cm - length

 

Description: A cast silver spoon with shallow pear-shaped bowl, a swan-neck junction and square-section spike handle; a plain incised panel to top face of handle. Pear-shaped spoons with long, pointed handles were found throughout the Empire. Some were used specifically for the Christian liturgy; others, like this one, simply served as luxury household utensils.

 

Reference: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Period: 4th century AD.

 

Condition: Some patination on the surface, very fine.

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