Silver spoon (cochlear), one of a set of ten (1994,0408.81-90) with ownership inscriptions of Aurelius Ursicinus. The spoon has a pear-shaped bowl, a solid, disc-shaped offset with a niello-inlaid spiral on each side, and a plain, slightly chamfered handle with the inscription AVRVRSICINI neatly incised along the upper surface at the bowl end. The inscription is inlaid with niello.
- Excavated/Findspot: Hoxne (Hoxne hoard)
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Suffolk,Hoxne (parish))
- Length: 207 millimetres
- Length: 66 millimetres (bowl)
- Width: 31 millimetres (bowl)
- Weight: 26.7 grammes
Inscription Positionupper surface of handle at bowl end
Inscription Translation(property of) Aurelius Ursicinus
1994-1995 Oct-Jan, Ipswich Museum, The Hoxne Treasure
6 June 1996
1992; light coating of soil and corrosion. 1996; Niello intact. Light corrosion over entire surface.
1992; soil removed with swabs of Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) and dried with paper tissue. 1996; Removed with 30% Formic Acid. Wash with tap water and then distilled water. Dried with hot air blower. Lightly polished with Goddard's long term silver cloth (comp. unknown).
Prehistory and Europe
- T304 (Treasure number)
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Object reference number: BCB90886
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