Description: A solid shaft terminates at one end in a blunt point and at the other end in an embellishment. Three bands embellish the shaft, which then narrows before supporting the embellishment. The embellishment resembles a pointed bud, with a whorl design inscribed so that the lines terminate roughly 90 degrees from their origin at the base of the embellishment. The embellishment itself is just under 1 cm.
Measurements (cm): H: 11.9 W: 0.3 – 0.6
Bliquez, Lawrence J. 1982. Roman Surgical Instruments in the Johns Hopkins University Institute of the History of Medicine. Pp. 182, no. 285 and 286.
Milne, John S. 1970. Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times. Pp. 90.