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A Roman bronze cochlear spoon, ca 2nd century AD
Reference No: RB907
A Roman bronze cochlear spoon, ca 2nd century AD
Price : $ 250
EUR 233.33 GBP 197.25 AUD 378.15

Roman bronze spoon, used throughout the empire during the second century A.D. known as a "cochlear", with a smaller circular bowl and long pointed handle, the latter had the practical purpose of extracting meat from bones and used primarily for eating snails, shellfish, and eggs.


Condition:  Intact, overall in good condition with minor wear and chipping to extremities.

Provenance:  Private collection of Dr Myron Mintz, acquired from the trade in the early 1970's.