Duck-handled silver spoon (ligula or cignus) with niello inscription PERSEVERAVITVIVAS in the bowl. Oval bowl, the handle thin, slightly distorted and coiled, with an inward-facing duck-head. Details of the head are lightly incised.
- Excavated/Findspot: Gallows Hill (Thetford Hoard)
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Norfolk,Thetford (area),Gallows Hill)
- Length: 102 millimetres
- Width: 46 millimetres
- Weight: 26.1 grammes
Inscription TransliterationPerseveranti vivas
Inscription Translation'Perserverantius, long life to you'
The bird's head on this spoon has a drooping beak, very unlike, for example, 1981,0201.57 and 60.
For more details, and examples of parallels, see Johns and Potter (1983) 'The Thetford Treasure: Roman Jewellery and Silver' Cat. 61
1982-1983 8 Sep-10 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum, The Thetford Treasure
Prehistory and Europe
Duck-handled silver spoon with niello inscription PERSEVERAVITVIVAS in the bowl. Oval bowl, the handle thin, slightly distorted and coiled, with an inward-facing duck-head. Details of the head are lightly incised.
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Object reference number: BCB87863
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