Duck-handled silver spoon (ligula or cignus) with niello inscription DEOFAVNISATERNIO in the bowl. Oval, keeled bowl, the coiled handle having a duck-head facing inwards.
- Excavated/Findspot: Gallows Hill (Thetford Hoard)
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Norfolk,Thetford (area),Gallows Hill)
- Length: 95 millimetres
- Width: 45 millimetres
- Weight: 25.2 grammes
Inscription Transliterationdeo Fauni Saternio
Inscription Translation'For the god Faunis Saternius'
Inscription CommentIt is not closely related to any of the other inscriptions in the Thetford hoard.
For more details, and examples of parallels, see Johns and Potter (1983) 'The Thetford Treasure: Roman Jewellery and Silver' Cat. 58
1982-1983 8 Sep-10 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum, The Thetford Treasure
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Object reference number: BCB87860
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