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Zinc alloy with silver overlay
Diameter: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2020.206.a
The lime powder in paan functioned as an ancient antacid after meals.
A pandan is a lidded vessel for serving paan, which has been enjoyed in India for more than two thousand years. Paan is betel or areca nut mixed with lime powder, aromatics such as clove cinnamon, or cardamom, and wrapped in betel leaf. The whole packet is chewed after a meal as a mild stimulant and mouth freshener.
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