Ladle with Mercury, Goat, and Tree

Photograph of a silver ladle with handle decorated with Mercury holding the caduceus, a goat, and a tree

Ladle with Mercury, Goat, and Tree

Description:
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. (incl. handle) 12 cm; Diam. (bowl): 7.8 cm;
Context:
Berthouville, France
Date:
Roman, 75–200 CE
Inventory Number:
inv. 56.12
Lender:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
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The Latin inscription incised around the outside of the bowl of the ladle reads:

MERCVRIO AVGVSTO Q DOMITIVS TVTVS

Translation: To Augustan Mercury, Quintus Domitius Tutus (gave this).