Description: Slender tool with an olivate finial at one end and a trapezoidal blade at the other. The slender shaft is cylindrical and solid. The transition from a cylinder to a flat blade is marked by the edge of the cylinder.
Date: 2nd century A.D.
Measurements (cm): H: 19.4 W: 0.3 – 1.4
Bliquez, Lawrence J. 1994. Roman Surgical Instruments and Other Minor Objects in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Pp. 144, no. 144.
Milne, John S. 1907. Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times. Pp. 58-61, Plate XVIII.
Museo nazionale di Taranto. 1988. Cento anni di archeologia. Taranto. Pp. 573-74.