Roman Silver Spoon

 

Roman Silver Spoon

An ancient Roman silver spoon (cochlearium) with an almond shaped, scooped bowl supported by a long slender handle with an incised scroll pattern at the join, tapering to a point.

Ca. 1st - 3rd century AD.
Length: 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm).
Weight: 27 gms.
Intact.

Cf.: Naples Museum, inv. no. 25413, 25416; Heerlen Thermenmuseum, The Netherlands, inv. no. 837.

Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired from Merrin Gallery, New York in the 1970s.

Inv#: 8003

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