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LOT 0790

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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 Tool Collection

1st-3rd century AD

A mixed group of bronze medical or cosmetic and writing implements comprising: a set of tweezers with suspension loop; a ligula with a U-section bowl; a needle with tapering step and oval-shaped 'eye' and a second needle with a lozengiform head and circular 'eye'; a specillum with round-section stem, barley-twist lower body and small bowl; a stylus with tapering round-section stem and rhomboidal head. 65 grams total, 6.2-14.5cm (2 1/2 - 5 3/4"). Fair condition. [6, 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.