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.


SKU: AS-1460 Category: Tag:

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!

To find out more about Roman medical tools please see our relevant blog post: Roman Medicine and Medical Tools.

Weight 14.4 g
Dimensions L 11.8 cm