not a coin, but a curious spoon

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Muhammad Niazi, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Muhammad Niazi

    Muhammad Niazi Well-Known Member

    Ive seen such spoons listed on the internet as medicinal or cosmetic bronze spoons from the grecobactrian region. I got my hands on one, and I just cant seem to figure out the weird hump in the center of the bowl. What must its purpose have been or is that a feature of casting?
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  3. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Unusual and curious indeed! :D It looks to me to be a part of something larger, but what? :phantom: Anyone know?
     
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    A prehistoric horseshoe crab!!

    Chris:wacky:
     
  5. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    It looks to be imitating a patera:

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  6. Muhammad Niazi

    Muhammad Niazi Well-Known Member

    the rod of the spoon isnusually longer in other pieces, my one seems broken short.

    Haha damn, it really does resemble one. with a floral pattern.

    hmm, interesting
     
  7. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    icon_smile_headscratch.gif Some type of key? icon_smile_headscratch.gif
     
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