Roman Bronze Stylus

GBP 150.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman bronze stylus, used in Antiquity for writing on wax tablets. The stylus features a tapered, trapezoidal end, which was used for erasing the written words by smoothing the waxed surface. Styli also featured a sharp, pointed end, used for writing, by incising the text into the wax tablets. However, this part appears to be missing.

Date: Circa 3rd Century AD

Object Condition

Very fine, patination on the surface, broken off at one end.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    x D:14.3 centimeters

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Trent Park Equestrian Centre
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Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

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