SPLENDID SPOON. Found in a garbage layer of the City of David in 2013, this spoon probably would have been used for mixing cosmetics or medicine. Dating to the Early Roman period, its leaf-shaped flat bowl is decorated with concentric circles and a simple, three-leaf rosette motif. Similar spoons were found at other excavations in the City of David and in Jerusalem, such as the Jewish Quarter and Temple Mount, as well as at Masada and Caesarea. Interestingly enough, this type of leaf-shaped rosette-decorated spoon is unknown outside of Israel.