Ancient Roman Bronze Medical Double Ended Probe

GBP 72.00

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Object Description

A Roman bronze double ended probe, comprised of a long thin shaft, with two symmetrical oblong olivary terminals. The shaft is further enriched with two small protrusions at the centre, increasing the grip of the object. This tool would have been used to prepare medications, with the olivary terminal used for stirring and applying the unction to the affected area.

Date: Circa 3rd Century AD

Object History

Ex SM private collection, London, acquired by descent 1970-99.

Object Condition

Excellent condition, some patination and encrustation to the surface.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    H:12 centimeters

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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