🔎 UNIDENTIFIED ancient bronze artifact

penggali

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greetings,
I have an item that I need help identifying. This is the information I have

Construction: Bronze and smith'd by hand tools. no evidence of machining, thick rich patina.
Shape: bowl like and covered with patterned, concentric holes. holes are uniform in shape and look to be "punched" though
Dimensions: Diameter 8 inches, Depth 1.5 inch APPROX
Weight: 6 lb 5 oz APPROX
Origins: found in the earth, unaccompanied from any other items. in a coastal area of the Mediterranean. This has been in my family for generations and all the information I have.
thanks in advance
 

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penggali

penggali

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A die for extruding food material through. :dontknow:
so all of the perforation's (holes) are a smaller diameter on the convex side.
I think an punch was used on the concave side, consequent in the ridges on the other side, a result of the way it was made. I do not observe any wear marks on the convex "inside", this leads me to beleve that grain or some other product was not milled or processed through with another object.
 
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greetings,
I have an item that I need help identifying. This is the information I have

Construction: Bronze and smith'd by hand tools. no evidence of machining, thick rich patina.
Shape: bowl like and covered with patterned, concentric holes. holes are uniform in shape and look to be "punched" though
Dimensions: Diameter 8 inches, Depth 1.5 inch APPROX
Weight: 6 lb 5 oz APPROX
Origins: found in the earth, unaccompanied from any other items. in a coastal area of the Mediterranean. This has been in my family for generations and all the information I have.
thanks in advance
Posta strainer?
 
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penggali

penggali

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Old floor drain cover.
yeah i thought about that but the geometry doesn't line up with that. most drain covers past and present that i have seen are flush
 
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My parents house was built in 1933 and the basement floor drain had a heavy concave plate very similar to this. Small holes to catch clumps of lint as well.
 
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