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Fork or furcula (Lat. furcula) — a metal flatware with several prongs. In antiquity, they were made of iron or precious alloys — copper, silver or gold. Archaeologists have also found ornate forks, sometimes folding.

A copper Roman fork. 12. 1x2. 1x0. 9 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. No. 47.107.1 from the Rogers Foundation. 1st-4th century AD
Bronze fork. Rome.. Length-14.9 cm. Walters Museum of Art, Baltimore. # 54.1447. 2nd-4th century AD
Silver Roman fork-spoon. Length-16.2 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. No. 2006.514.3. 3rd century AD

The most elaborate and elaborately decorated antique forks belong to the Roman civilization. In those days, folding mechanisms that combined spoons, forks and other tools for eating were widespread.

Roman folding "multi-tool", silver. Includes fork, spoon, knife and other tools. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. UK. 2-3 century AD
Roman folding "multi-tool", silver. Includes fork, spoon, knife and other tools. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. UK. 2-3 century AD
Roman folding "multi-tool", silver. Includes fork, spoon, knife and other tools. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. UK. 2-3 century AD

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