Duck-handled silver spoon (ligula or cignus) with niello inscription DEIFAVNIAVSECI in the bowl. Oval bowl with a coiled handle and an outward-facing duck-head holding a cake in its beak.
- Excavated/Findspot: Gallows Hill (Thetford Hoard)
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Norfolk,Thetford (area),Gallows Hill)
- Length: 94 millimetres
- Width: 46 millimetres
- Weight: 27.3 grammes
Inscription Transliterationdei Fauni Auseci
Inscription Translation'(Property) of the god Faunus Ausecus'
Inscription CommentThere is a similar inscription on the long-handed spoon 1981,0201.73.
For more details, and examples of parallels, see Johns and Potter (1983) 'The Thetford Treasure: Roman Jewellery and Silver' Cat. 55
2010-2011 2 Oct-23 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum, The Art of Faith
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
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Object reference number: BCB87857
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