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LOT 0729

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GBP (£) 100 - 140
EUR (€) 120 - 160
USD ($) 140 - 190

Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £10

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Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £10

Roman Medical and Writing Implement Collection

1st-3rd century AD or later

A mixed group of bronze implements with tapering round-section stems, comprising: three styluses with waisted bodies; a ligula with a U-shaped bowl; and a set of nail cleaners(?) with a forked end. 40.4 grams total, 13-20cm (5 - 8"). Fine condition. [5, No Reserve]

Provenance
Property of a London, UK, gentleman; formerly in the collection of a medical professional from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK, since the late 20th century; acquired from various sources on the UK art market.