Silver spoon

Period: Imperial

Date: 3rd century A.D.

Culture: Roman

Medium: Silver

Dimensions: Other: 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)

Classification: Gold and Silver

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1919

Accession Number: 19.192.64


This eating utensil was originally a combination spoon and knife. The small iron knife that folded into the handle of the spoon is now missing, but one can still see the hinge and the slot along the handle for the blade. Another example (17.192.254) is on view in the Museum's galleries of Medieval Art.