Forceps

Title

Forceps

Creator

Unknown

Files

Streaming Media

Contributor

Tanasi, Davide; Hassam, Stephan

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Copper Tweezers

Description

1 pair of small tongs : copper alloy

Subject: topical

Medical instruments and apparatus, Forceps

Material

copper alloy

Dimensions

4.5 x 1.0-0.3 cm.

Time Period

1st-3rd centuries CE

Discovery Location

Eastern Mediterranean region

Language

English

Physical Collection ID

R30

Genre

Photograph

Format

Digital 3D model

Holding Location

University of South Florida. Library. Special Collections Department (LOC)

Collection

Farid Karam Lebanon Collections of Antiquities

Notes

citation/reference: John Stewart Milne, Surgical instruments in Greek and Roman times; Lawrence J. Bliquez, Roman surgical instruments. Color: dark greenish-brown. View description: Side view.

Physical Collection

Farid Karam Collection of Graeco-Roman Antiquities

Box Number

5

Equipment

Romer AbsoluteArm

Identifier

R30-00006

Capture Technique

Laser Scanning, Geomagic Wrap 2015

Affiliation

University of South Florida. Department of History (LOC)

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