Roman Good Size Tweezers


A pair of Roman tweezers in bronze; both sides with a stepped-ledge extending to halfway.

Date: Circa 1st - 4th Century AD
Condition: Very fine condition with good, dark patinated bronze.

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Product Code: AS-1460
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Roman tweezers (known as ‘vulsella’ in Latin, and giving their name to “vulsellum” – a surgical tool in use today) were used primarily for removing body hair. Depilation was fashionable amongst Roman women and men, who used a clean-shaven appearance to distinguish themselves from Greek barbarians. There is suggestion that Julius Caesar had his face plucked daily!

Weight 14.4 g
Dimensions L 11.8 cm



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