Duck-handled silver spoon (ligula or cignus) with niello inscription DEIFAVMEDVGENI in the bowl. Oval, slightly keeled bowl with a coiled handled and a duck-head facing outwards, a cake in its beak. The head is well modelled, with neatly drawn eyes.
- Excavated/Findspot: Gallows Hill (Thetford Hoard)
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Norfolk,Thetford (area),Gallows Hill)
- Length: 104 millimetres
- Width: 48 millimetres
- Weight: 26.7 grammes
Inscription Transliterationdei Fau(ni) Medugeni
Inscription Translation'(Property) of the god Faunus Medigenus'
Inscription Commentversions of the name Medugenus are found on spoons 1981,0201.56, 71 and 79.
For more details, and examples of parallels, see Johns and Potter (1983) 'The Thetford Treasure: Roman Jewellery and Silver' Cat. 54
2002-2003 25 Oct-16 Mar, Tongeren, Provinciaal Gallo-Romeins Museum, Schone Schijn (Glitter and Glamour)
1982-1983 8 Sep-10 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum, The Thetford Treasure
Prehistory and Europe
Duck-handled silver spoon with niello inscription DEIFAVMEDVGENI in the bowl. Oval, slightly keeled bowl with a coiled handled and a duck-head facing outwards, a cake in its beak. The head is well modelled, with neatly drawn eyes.
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Object reference number: BCB87856
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