Description: The metal object has a sharp end, an eye forged at the midsection and a rounded end. The object maintains a round cross-section throughout. The shaft bulges on either side of the eye, which is clear of debris. The object has 30 bands inscribed from the blunt end to 0.5 cm. below the eye.
Measurements (cm): H: 7.4 W: 0.1 – 0.5
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Milne, John S. 1907. Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times. Pp 75FF.