10 December 2004
TWO BYZANTINE SILVER SPOONS
CIRCA 600 A.D.
Identical in form, each with a large pear-shaped bowl tapering to a flat flange, with double grooves on the underside, merging with the long baluster handle by means of a vertical disk
Each: 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) long (2)
London Art Market, 1988.
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For the type see no. 178 in Kent and Painter, Wealth of the Roman World, AD 300-700.
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