Roman; Made in Gaul, found in Leyris, southern France
Inscribed on the underside of the handle: L. MARCIUS
2 15/16 x 8 1/8 x 4 7/16 in. (7.4 x 20.6 x 11.2 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1947 (47.100.29)
This wine dipper was found with a silver dish and several Roman coins on the site of an ancient Roman temple, suggesting it may have been used for ceremonial purposes. The inscribed name on the handle may refer to the maker of the piece.