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#46
Wow. Simply wow. What are the dates for this item?
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#47
Quote:What are the dates for this item?

This one is not dated as its provenance isn't known as it seems. The comparable find from Lioben (Bulgaria) - see above in this thread - comes from a early 3rd century grave though. Spoon form also points to late 2nd and/or 3rd century.
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#48
What are the dimensions of the tool?
M. CVRIVS ALEXANDER
(Alexander Kyrychenko)
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#49
You have the first volunteer for the operation! Big Grin

Aitor
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#50
Hi Alexander,

sorry, must have overlooked your last post!

Overall length as in pics 1 & 2 above is 13.4 cm, as in pic 3 above 22 cm. Spoon is 5 x 2.8 cm max, blade is 6.2 x 2.2 cm max. Hope that helps :-) )
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#51
Quote:Hi Alexander,

sorry, must have overlooked your last post!

Overall length as in pics 1 & 2 above is 13.4 cm, as in pic 3 above 22 cm. Spoon is 5 x 2.8 cm max, blade is 6.2 x 2.2 cm max. Hope that helps :-) )

Well, I have changed the last post about the PM sent (since now I know that you got it) into question about the dimensions :wink:

I like the sizes - the tool is neither too large nor too small.
M. CVRIVS ALEXANDER
(Alexander Kyrychenko)
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#52
Quote:Hello everyone,

I just got back from studying in Bregenz Austria and while I was there I saw something really interesting in a local museum in Bregenz. In the Ancient Roman section of the museum they had a fork on display, which looked exactly like a modern fork. Now if I remember correctly the fork was not invented until the 16th century in Italy. I took photos of the fork , which are too big to post. If anyone wants to see photos of the fork please send me a PM. If anyone has any info on this topic please reply.


Sorry for hijacking this thread but. BREGENZ? Sometimes this is a small small world. I was born there and my parents still live there. The museum is small but some quite interesting stuff there, the Coolus, horseshoes and swords for example. I took pics some time ago but lost them :roll:
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#53
I recall many years ago seeing several forks displayed in the Naples museum from Pompeii ( I'm afraid I don't have pictures). As I recall, these were all bronze and of the two-tined variety and very similar to those shown above.
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#54
Finished the reconstruction in silver (just like the original), finally:

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#55
Beautiful work, Martin. I have a Len Morgan version, and it never fails to have a huge impact with the public at events- usually described by them as a "Roman multifunction knife".

Cheers

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#56
I got one from Martin as well. Martin's work is outstanding as always, and his usual adherence to the minute details resulted in an exact copy of the original, as far as I can tell. Thank you, Martin!
M. CVRIVS ALEXANDER
(Alexander Kyrychenko)
LEG XI CPF

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#57
Is anyone still making these marvelous things?
"Medicus" Matt Bunker

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#58
Yes.

You can find it at www.armillum.com
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#59
Nice one, thanks for that.

Shame the pound's gone all wobbly. Still, €60..not bad.
"Medicus" Matt Bunker

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#60
Hah! Have managed to secure the last of Len Morgan's. 8)
"Medicus" Matt Bunker

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