Ancient Roman Bronze Medical Spoon or Probe

GBP 125.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman bronze spoon probe, comprising a long shaft in twisted bronze, leading to a short spoon-shaped end on one side and a tightened end on the other. It is likely that such a tool was used to access ointments of powders from a storage pot and then apply them to an ailment. The thickened end could have been used as an aid tool for inspection and diagnosis.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD

Object Literature

For a similar item, The British Museum, item number 1883,0509.10

Object Condition

Extremely Fine. Some patination on surface due to ageing.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    H:14 centimeters

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