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Cast bronze decorative spoon from the River Thames, London pic1.Ornate spoons such as these are usually found in graves and often come in pairs. AD 1 - 50 (Museum of London)

Cast bronze decorative spoon from the River Thames, London pic1.Ornate spoons such as these are usually found in graves and often come in pairs. AD 1 - 50 (Museum of London)

Donation mummy with dog bones, ca.400 BC–100 AD. Egypt, Western Desert; Kharga Oasis, el-Deir. Late–Roman Period | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Donation mummy with dog bones, ca.400 BC–100 AD. Egypt, Western Desert; Kharga Oasis, el-Deir. Late–Roman Period | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Bronze furniture attachment. Period: Early Imperial, Augustan. Date: late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D. Culture: Roman.

Bronze furniture attachment. Period: Early Imperial, Augustan. Date: late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D. Culture: Roman.

This royal armor, possibly the last made in Europe, is believed to have been presented to the five-year-old Infante Luis (1701–1724), prince of Asturias, by his great-grandfather Louis XIV of France (1638–1715, r. from 1643). Luis was the first Spanish-born Bourbon heir to the throne of Spain and ruled briefly as Luis I in 1724.

This royal armor, possibly the last made in Europe, is believed to have been presented to the five-year-old Infante Luis (1701–1724), prince of Asturias, by his great-grandfather Louis XIV of France (1638–1715, r. from 1643). Luis was the first Spanish-born Bourbon heir to the throne of Spain and ruled briefly as Luis I in 1724.

*POMPEII, ITALY ~ silver treasure of House of Menander at Pompeii, now in Archaelogical Museum of Naples

*POMPEII, ITALY ~ silver treasure of House of Menander at Pompeii, now in Archaelogical Museum of Naples

Bronze serving ware recovered from Herculaneum and Pompeii Roman 1st century CE (16)

Bronze serving ware recovered from Herculaneum and Pompeii Roman 1st century CE (16)

Roman bronze cavalry helmet with a facemask, 1st Century CE, Istanbul Archeaological Museum, Vize.

Roman bronze cavalry helmet with a facemask, 1st Century CE, Istanbul Archeaological Museum, Vize.

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