It's claimed its purpose was not even known for a long time after it's discovery. It was just a curiosity, a novel artifact. Probably true or it might well have been locked away or destroyed.View attachment 1398
My thinking on "Ooparts" such as this one is that someone in power (blackmailed and disgruntled) decided to hand out some clues to our genuine historical narrative.
They could have easily destroyed this one or put it in an archive somewhere.