Set of roman bronze spoon and tweezers, 100-300 AD


In Ancient Rome surgeons had instruments to remove all kinds of dirt or debris from wounds. The main tool for this function were the tweezers, which were also useful for removing bone splinters. On the other hand, the spatulated probes had from the functional point of view a perhaps more pharmaceutical than surgical use, since the olive end could be used to mix the medicines and the spatula to apply them in the affected parts.


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