Ancient Roman Bronze Medical Tool

GBP 75.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman bronze medical instrument, comprised of a long shaft in bronze, ending into a fork like terminal with two teeth. It is likely that such a tool was used to perform medical operations in Antiquity, possibly to extract arrowheads from the wounded body. The long shaft could have been used as a tool for inspection and diagnosis. Some patination covers the surface of the item.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD

Object Literature

For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item number 74.51.5485

Object Condition

Fine, metal slightly worn from ageing.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    H:8.3 centimeters

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