ROMAN SILVER SPOON
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.