This couldnt possibly be a solid gold Egyptian spoon could it?

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This couldn't possibly be a solid gold Egyptian spoon could it?

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I found this is a drawer full of skeleton keys. Do you think its a fake, reproduction, or possibly the real-deal?
 

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It is "antique" but in a narrower timeframe. It's an "Egyptian revival" artifact, there were two of these in the last 2 centuries I think, TN member Breezie could inform you more accurately about this. But it is cool looking although a crude speciment.

I can't tell about the metal, not from some pics... What makes you think it's solid gold?
 

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This may be what you have:
 

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Brass tourist souvenir, still made today. Souvenir spoons are available from many places in the world, and even cities and national parks here in the U.S. For some reason some folks like to collect souvenir spoons and there are zillions made to satisfy that market. I think they were more popular as collectibles in the 1930s-1960s, but they are still being made.
 

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Brass tourist souvenir, still made today. Souvenir spoons are available from many places in the world, and even cities and national parks here in the U.S. For some reason some folks like to collect souvenir spoons and there are zillions made to satisfy that market. I think they were more popular as collectibles in the 1930s-1960s, but they are still being made.


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Thank you all so much for the help!! I guess it's solid yellow-brass. I figured it was probably a tourist souvenir. Imagine coming home from a vacation there, and telling your kids that you found them an ancient gold spoon in Egypt. I really didn't expect anyone to know. Oh, and lastly, what about the hallmarks on it? Are they fake then?
 

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It looks like one right in the middle back of the spoon. It's also weighted perfect in the center. I tried balancing it on my finger.
 

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