These objects are a pair of cast bronze ‘spoons’, which date to the Late Iron Age (about 50 BC–AD 100). The spoons are wide and shallow with short decorated handles. It is thought that they may have been used for divining (telling the future), with liquid dripped from the spoon with the hole onto the divided spoon. These spoons are extremely rare with only ten other pairs known from Britain.

They were found at Penbryn in Ceredigion, Wales and are part of the Ashmolean Museum collection in Oxford.


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