Tyne and Wear HER(60): Sunderland, Roman silver spoon - Details
Sunderland, Roman silver spoon
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A Roman silver spoon with a short hooked handle was found near Sunderland, with its damaged bowl inscribed "...NE VIVAS" (likely to have read "BENE VIVAS" when the spoon was perfect). The exact provenance and present location of the Roman silver spoon is unclear, but it is not in Sunderland Museum.
<< HER 60 >> A. Way, 1869, Bronze Relics of the Late Celtic Period, Archaeological Journal, Vol. 26, p. 76 O.M. Dalton, 1922, Roman Spoons from Dorchester, Antiquaries Journal, Vol. II, p. 90n. J.A. Petch, 1925, Roman Durham, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, I, p. 27 Ordnance Survey archaeological record card, JHO, 1952, Roman silver spoon