spoon / ligula
Silver spoon (ligula or cignus). The oval bowl has a slight keel on the underside, and the coiled handle has an inward-facing bird. Its eyes have niello inlay. The bowl is inscribed with niello-inlaid alpha, chi-rho and omega.
- Excavated/Findspot: Hoxne (Hoxne hoard)
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Suffolk,Hoxne (parish))
- Length: 91 millimetres
- Length: 69 millimetres (bowl)
- Width: 41 millimetres
- Weight: 26.6 grammes
Inscription Typesacred monogram
Inscription Contentalpha, Chi-Rho, omega
Inscription CommentChristian monogram.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- T304 (Treasure number)
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Object reference number: BCB90917
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