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Silver spoon

3rd century A.D.
Other: 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
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.
Sherlock, David. 2012. "Roman Folding Spoons Again and Some Related Types." Transactions of the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society, 62: no. 6, pp. 91-2, fig. 2, J.

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