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Combined spoon and pick, Roman, 199 BCE-500 CE

The spoon end could have been used to measure out and give liquid medical treatments. The pick could have been used to probe, examine or clean the body. It was not unusual for surgical and medical instruments to have two uses. Made from bronze, the greenish deposits have been caused by corrosion.

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Glossary: spoon

A utensil consiting of an oval or round end-piece (bowl) and a handle for conveying food, especially liquid, to the mouth, or employed in the culinary preparation of this.

Glossary: toothpick

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