Spoon; silver; pear-shaped bowl engraved on the under side with a symmetrical foliate design and ending in a vertical disc, from the upper edge of which issues a straight handle, at first hexagonal then fluted; bowl broken.
- 650 (circa)
- Found/Acquired: Acheripoetos Monastery, monastery (near)
- (Europe,Cyprus,Nicosia (district),Kyrenia,Acheripoetos Monastery)
- Length: 242 millimetres
- Weight: 1250 grains
- Weight: 2.5 ounces (over)
For detailed bibliography see: S.R. Hauser, Spätantike und frühbyzantinische Silberlöffel, Münster, 1992, no 168 & Archaeologia vol.lvii, pl.xvii. Found with 1899,0425.1-28
For a recent history of the excavation of the Treasure see: R Merrillees, 2009. 'The modern history of the first Lambousa treasure of Byzantine silverware from Cyprus.' Antiquaries Journal 89, 1-15.
Prehistory and Europe
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