not a coin, but a curious spoon

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

  1. Muhammad Niazi

    Muhammad Niazi Active 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!!

  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 Active 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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