Tanasi, Davide; Hassam, Stephan
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.
1 pair of small tongs : copper alloy
Medical instruments and apparatus, Forceps
4.5 x 1.0-0.3 cm.
1st-3rd centuries CE
Eastern Mediterranean region
Physical Collection ID
Digital 3D model
University of South Florida. Library. Special Collections Department (LOC)
Farid Karam Lebanon Collections of Antiquities
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.
Farid Karam Collection of Graeco-Roman Antiquities
Laser Scanning, Geomagic Wrap 2015
University of South Florida. Department of History (LOC)
Unknown, "Forceps" (2022). Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection. 9.