Tyne and Wear HER(5444): Benwell, Condercum Fort, Silver Spoon - Details
Benwell, Condercum Fort, Silver Spoon
Food Preparation and Consumption
Food Preparation Equipment
Unusually large Roman spoon found at Benwell Fort during excavations by James Petch in 1926. It has an oval bowl with inside rim. The handle is in three roughly equal lengths. The spoon is 170 metres long. The bowl is 41 metres wide. EDX analysis by University of Newcastle shows that it is made of over 99% silver with minute traces of copper and iron.
<< HER 5444 >> D. Sherlock, 1999, Silver Spoon from Benwell Roman Fort, Archaeologia Aeliana, 5, xxvii, p176-178 J.A. Petch, 1927, Excavations at Benwell (Condercum), Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, (1927), p135-192