spoon / ligula
Silver spoon (ligula or cignus). The long, narrow oval bowl has a slight keel beneath, and the handle is an outward-facing bird-head on an S-shaped neck. The interior of the bowl has been very firmly scraped down, and there may originally have been an inscription there, but it cannot now be seen. On the underside of the bowl is a lightly scratched graffito, PER, and near the handle, a smaller PR, incised by a different hand and implement..
- Excavated/Findspot: Hoxne (Hoxne hoard)
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Suffolk,Hoxne (parish))
- Length: 107 millimetres
- Length: 78 millimetres (bowl)
- Width: 41 millimetres (bowl)
- Weight: 24 grammes
Inscription Positionunderside of bowl
Inscription CommentA lightly-scratched ownership graffito. Probably for 'Peregrinus'
Inscription Positionbeneath bowl, near handle
Inscription CommentA scratched ownership graffito. Possibly for 'Primus', but there are other possibilities.
26 June 1996
Reason for treatment
1992; coated with sandy soil. 1996; Lightly covered with silver chloride.
1992; Soil removed with cotton wool swabs of tap water and dried with paper towels. 1996; Removed with 15% Ammonium Thiosulphide .Washed with tap water and then rinsed with distilled water. Dreid with paper towels. Lightly polished with Goddard's long term silver cloth (comp. unknown)
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- T304 (Treasure number)
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Object reference number: BCB90914
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