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Record ID: CORN-D183AE
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Cast copper alloy Roman toiletry implement, with an oval spoon bowl at one end, probably an ear scoop or ligula, and a pointed bifid terminal at the other end, which might have been used as a nail cleaner . The toiletry implement is now bent into a V-shape but would have originally been straight. Roman toiletry implements often have multiple functions, with a tool at each end of the copper alloy rod. Bailey (2008) illustrates a similar bronze probe with a bowl terminal on page 25, fig.C7.14, which is dated from the Roman period. Crummy (1983) illustrates a similar nail cleaner o…
Created on: Friday 24th June 2016
Last updated: Saturday 25th June 2016
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Record ID: DOR-194F53
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of silver implement. The mid section of a probable double ended ear-scoop and toothpick combination.There is a rectangular knop decorated with a central girth ridge flanked by two narrower ridges. From either end of the knop extend twisted shafts or bars ending in breaks. These are likely to have terminated in toilet implements as suggested above. Date: Late Medieval to Post Medieval - c. 1400 - 1650 Dimensions: 33.31 mm x 3.44 mm x 3.26 mm Weight: 1.57 g A possible parallel is recorded from North Yorkshire on the database as NCL-3238E5 (Treasure case 2008 T251). Althou…
Created on: Friday 7th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 10th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Puddletown', grid reference and parish protected.


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