Description: The object tapers from a rectangular cross-section at the blunt head end to a rounded point. The forged eye of the needle is 3 cm. below the blunt end. The eye is clear of debris. The shaft bulges on either side of the large eye.
Measurements (cm): H: 12.2 W: 0.2 – 0.7
Bliquez, Lawrence J. 1982. Roman Surgical Instruments in the Johns Hopkins University Institute of the History of Medicine. Pp. 205. A14.
Milne, John S. 1907. Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times. Pp 75FF.