A ladle or spoon with a round bowl and a flat, decorated handle with a disc terminal, one of a matching set of 10 ladles with monogram crosses (1994,0408. 52-61). The bowl is marked with rough concentric lines inside and outside. The handle attachment incorporates two large dolphins with their heads towards the bowl. They have large oval eyes with a central dot, a lateral line along the body, and additional short incised lines all over. Between the dolphins is a crudely engraved circle with a monogram cross within, its top towards the bowl. It is executed in double lines that flare out towards the border; the curve of the rho is a single line and is open, with a recurved tip producing an R shape. Along the straight handle runs a simple engraved scroll with groups of three points to suggest a vine or ivy scroll. The disc terminal of the handle bears a simple engraved eight-petalled rosette in a circle.
- Excavated/Findspot: Hoxne (Hoxne hoard)
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Suffolk,Hoxne (parish))
- Length: 145 millimetres
- Diameter: 52 millimetres (bowl rim)
- Weight: 56.2 grammes
Inscription Typesacred monogram
Not on display
1994-1995 Oct-Jan, Ipswich Museum, The Hoxne Treasure
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- T304 (Treasure number)
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Object reference number: BCB90851
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