Tanasi, Davide; Hassam, Stephan
Slender object has a small olivary end supported on a solid narrow shaft. Shaft increases in diameter slightly as it approaches the spoon. Between shaft and spoon is a bead inscribed with semicircles. An unadorned bead encircles the shaft just above the bowl of the spoon. The bowl of the spoon suggests a long oval shape, creased along the spine into a V-shape. The bowl of the spoon is 5.4 cm; the tip of the spoon is broken off.
Copper Spoon Probe
1 scoop probe : copper alloy
Surgical instruments and apparatus, Medical instruments and apparatus, Artists' materials
16.8 x 1.2-0.4 cm.
1st-3rd centuries CE
Eastern Mediterranean region
Physical Collection ID
Spatula (Artists' tools)
Digital 3D model
University of South Florida. Library. Special Collections Department (LOC)
Farid Karam Lebanon Collections of Antiquities
citation/reference: Lawrence J. Bliquez, Roman surgical instruments; John Stewart Milne, Surgical instruments in Greek and Roman times. Color: Light greenish-brown. View description: Side view.
Farid Karam Collection of Graeco-Roman Antiquities
Laser Scanning, Geomagic Wrap 2015
University of South Florida. Department of History (LOC)
Unknown, "Cyathiscomele" (2022). Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection. 15.