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Brent

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iconnumber posted 03-26-2003 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hello all,

I just wanted to share this unusual coffin-end form with you. The spoon is unmarked, unfortunately. Anyway, the sides of the "coffin" are curved inward, and there is a "tip", or short midrib on the back. I have never seen another like it. Does anyone else have an example with this unusual form?

Brent

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iconnumber posted 03-26-2003 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very interesting -- it looks like it started life as an oval end and got modified later on to keep up with fashion or hide some mishap. I've not seen one like it before.

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