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h [electronic resource].
1 pair of small tongs :
b copper alloy ;
4.5 x 1.0-0.3 cm.
Box number: 05.
Item number: 006.
Color: dark greenish-brown.
Discovery location: Eastern Mediterranean region.
View description: Side view.
John Stewart Milne, Surgical instruments in Greek and Roman times,
Lawrence J. Bliquez, Roman surgical instruments,
p. 178, no. 270; p. 6.
The fold-hinge tweezers are inscribed with five lines on each leg parallel to the hinge and running to the jaws. The shape describes a triangle, with the hinge at the top and the pointed jaws below. Jaws have no teeth and are straight. One jaw is broken off and worn. A hole pierces through the broad area below the hinge and above the first inscribed line. The grip is stiff and sufficient to grasp an object firmly.
Condition: Very good.
Medical instruments and apparatus
University of South Florida -- Tampa Campus Library -- Special Collections Dept.
t Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection