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, with a baluster centre and then round in section, terminating in a small knob.
- 6thC (circa)
- Found/Acquired: Acheripoetos Monastery, monastery (near)
- (Europe,Cyprus,Nicosia (district),Kyrenia,Acheripoetos Monastery)
- Length: 229 millimetres
- Weight: 74.73 grammes
For detailed bibliography see: S.R. Hauser, Spätantike und frühbyzantinische Silberlöffel, Münster, 1992, no 176 Found with 1899,0425.1-28
Bibliography: Archaeologia vol.lvii, pl.xvii
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
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: email@example.com
Object reference number: MCB53
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.