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Cignus (or "swan, plural: cigni) is a name used by archaeologists for a type of large Roman Empire spoon with a short, curved, handle often formed as the neck and head of a swan. Cigni have been found in a number of Roman sites from the 4th and 5th centuries CE, including the Thetford and Hoxne Hoards. It is not known for certain what the Romans called these utensils, but there are references to cigni in Roman sources in appropriate contexts.