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**Originally Listed At $350**

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A silvered cast bronze medical spoon with a well-preserved form. Our knowledge of ancient Roman surgical instruments comes from excavations of places such as Pompeii's House of the Surgeon, where similar spoons and other medical instruments were found preserved beneath the volcanic ash - as well as written descriptions from Hippocrates (5th century BCE) and Galen (2nd century CE). This spoon would have been used for preparing and mixing medicines. Size: 7.125" L (18.1 cm); bronze with 2.5% silver

Provenance: private Houston, Texas, USA collection

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Expected surface wear commensurate with age. The form is well preserved. Attractive age patina.

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Roman Silvered Bronze Medical Spoon

Estimate $700 - $1,050
$3000 bids
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