Description: Slender object has a small olivary end supported on a solid narrow shaft. Shaft increases in diameter slightly as it approaches the spoon. Between shaft and spoon is a bead inscribed with semicircles. An unadorned bead encircles the shaft just above the bowl of the spoon. The bowl of the spoon suggests a long oval shape, creased along the spine into a V-shape. The bowl of the spoon is 5.4 cm; the tip of the spoon is broken off.
Measurements (cm): H: 16.8 W: 0.4 – 1.2
Bliquez, Lawrence J. 1994. Roman Surgical Instruments and Other Minor Objects in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Pp. 48-50, pp. 147, no. 135, pp. 11, no. 82.
Milne, John S. 1907. Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times. Pp. 61-63, Pl. XV, no. 1.