Duck-handled silver spoon (ligula or cignus) with niello inscription DEIFAVANDICROSE in the bowl. Oval bowl with a coiled handle, the duck-head facing outwards and holding a cake in its beak.
- Excavated/Findspot: Gallows Hill (Thetford Hoard)
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Norfolk,Thetford (area),Gallows Hill)
- Length: 98 millimetres
- Width: 46 millimetres
- Weight: 27.4 grammes
Inscription Transliterationdei Fau(ni) Andicrose
Inscription Translation@(Property) of the god Faunus Andicrose
Inscription CommentNiello inscription on the axis of the bowl.
For more details, and examples of parallels, see Johns and Potter (1983) 'The Thetford Treasure: Roman Jewellery and Silver' Cat. 53
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: BCB87855
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