Duck-handled silver spoon (ligula or cignus) with niello inscription DEIFAVBLOTVGI in the bowl. Oval, very slightly keeled bowl with a coiled handle and an outward-facing duck-head. The latter has a slender upcurved beak.
- Excavated/Findspot: Gallows Hill (Thetford Hoard)
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Norfolk,Thetford (area),Gallows Hill)
- Length: 92 millimetres
- Width: 46 millimetres
- Weight: 28.9 grammes
Inscription Transliterationdei Fau(ni) Blotugi
Inscription Translation'(Property) of the god Faunus Blotugus'
Inscription CommentThere are several related inscriptions in the hoard, on spoons 1981,0201.64, 75, 78 and 80.
For more details, and examples of parallels, see Johns and Potter (1983) 'The Thetford Treasure: Roman Jewellery and Silver' Cat. 57
2008 10 May-14 Dec, Thetford, The Ancient House Museum, The Thetford Treasure
1982-1983 8 Sep-10 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum, The Thetford Treasure
Prehistory and Europe
Duck-handled silver spoon with niello inscription DEIFAVBLOTVGI in the bowl. Oval, very slightly keeled bowl with a coiled handle and an outward-facing duck-head. The latter has a slender upcurved beak.
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Object reference number: BCB87859
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