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Roman copper-alloy instrument

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posted on 2021-10-26, 15:07 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Bronze surgical instrument, length 12cm, probably a ligula or specilla. long shaft with pointed end, widening and thickening toward the other end, before thinning to join a small flat circular lobe, at an angle to the stem. This lobe is very solid with flat underside and curved upper, and the whole appears cast in one. Stem champfered.

History

Grave ID

Guilton Grave 98

Object ID

M6213b

Catalogue Number

M 6213 B

Material

copper alloy (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze) (Antiquarian Material; brass)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

other tools (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; surgical instrument) (Antiquarian Keyword; surgeon's instrument)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

misc

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