A Matter of Dinner Etiquette
No one likes to have food stuck between ones teeth after dinner. Not today and not 2000 years ago. Therefore, toothpicks were one of the earliest inventions regarding dental hygiene. They came in all shapes and sizes. Whereas today's toothpicks usually are made from wood, toothpicks in antiquity were usually made from bone, brass, ebony or even gold an silver. The item at hand is made from brass. A common material for toothpicks during the entirety of Rome's rule over Europe and the rest of the known world.
The piece here shows an image - the so called Chi Rho. It is a symbol used by early Christians to identify themselves as such and distinguish themselves from other religious groups.
Furthermore, it is made enitrely of brass. Thus, it is not only very durable but also something to look at. You sure will have fun with this gem of a toothpick for a long time.
This toothpicks is something for everybody. If it is for yourself or a present for a dear friend. You can be assured that the it will always be unique and that no one else around you will have one like it.
- Weight: Approx. 30 grams
- Made entirely from brass
- Bears Chi Rho symbol
- Modeled after original archaeological finds
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