Description: 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.
Measurements (cm): H: 4.5 W: 0.3 – 1.0
Bliquez, Lawerence J. 1994. Roman Surgical Instruments and Other Minor Objects in the National Archaeological Museum of Napels. Pp. 6, 178, no. 270.
Milne, John S. 1907. Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times. Pp. 90FF.