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5444


Newcastle


Benwell, Condercum Fort, Silver Spoon


Benwell


NZ26SW


Food Preparation and Consumption


Food Preparation Equipment


Spoon


Roman


C1


Find


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.


216


647


NZ216647



<< 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

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