Roman Silverware

These two Roman silver spoons were found by chance during roadworks in 1962. One of the spoons has an engraving of a sea-stag on it. The other has an inscription, ‘viribonum,’ the Latin for, ‘I belong to a good man.’

  • Roman Silverware

Research Activities


Sea-stags were mythical creatures. What other mythical creatures can you find depicted in other Roman artefacts?


What do you think, ‘I belong to a good man,’ means?


Do you think lots of people in Roman Canterbury would have owned silver items like this? Explain your answer.

Canterbury Roman Museum mosaic floor

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