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.’
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.