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What is This Symbol?

Postby ga.prime » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:30 pm

I got this spoon in some hand-me-down silverware and wondering what the symbol means.

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Re: What is This Symbol?

Postby M-5 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:36 pm

caduceus

Its the medical symbol . I had to look up the name
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Re: What is This Symbol?

Postby ga.prime » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:47 pm

M-5 wrote:caduceus

Its the medical symbol . I had to look up the name

I thought it looked like something medical or veterinary but the US had me thinking armed forces.
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Re: What is This Symbol?

Postby Txpiney » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:46 pm

Is it a tounge depressor? J/K Definitely military though. Maybe ww1 or 2
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Re: What is This Symbol?

Postby backhoeboogie » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:43 pm

Medical absolute. Pretty sure that is a winged needle surrounded by thread. I've come across it a few times in my life.
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Re: What is This Symbol?

Postby backhoeboogie » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:44 pm

Way better than "Ole Saw Bones" from an earlier era

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... AQ9QEILjAA
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Re: What is This Symbol?

Postby backhoeboogie » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:48 pm

https://www.google.com/search?q=old+saw ... RLVfyxCkxM:

Maybe this thread works. Replace the two wings with two saws. Replace the thread with snakes. etc. Same symbolism but much more graphically spooky
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Re: What is This Symbol?

Postby ohiosteve » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:49 pm

I've seen that symbol about a million times. Almost every day growing up, still to this day it is my Mom's favorite serving spoon.
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Re: What is This Symbol?

Postby greybeard » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:37 pm

backhoeboogie wrote:Medical absolute. Pretty sure that is a winged needle surrounded by thread. I've come across it a few times in my life.

Nope. 2 venomous serpents intertwined around a staff.
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