What is this round bronze object?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by hotwheelsearl, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I bought a lot of Domitian and Vespasian As coins, and this random object was thrown in the mix.

    Any ideas?

    My best guesses are:
    1. Lid to a small jar/container of some sort.
    2. Small ritual offering dish.
    3. World's smallest kylix.

    It certainly looks ancient, and came with similar patination/encrustation as the coins it came with.
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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Something to hold a cosmetic?
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  4. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Barakat, Roman AE Oil Lamp, #5, FZ.240 image.jpg
    A.C.H. is probably right, but there is a possibility it could be a detached lid from a bronze oil lamp ;).
  5. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Looks like a lid to me. The not quite round spot on one side could be where a hinge was.
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