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Record ID: IARCH-A7ED83
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver manicure implement from the Somerleigh Court (Dorchester) hoard (IARCH-7CA169), described as a manicure knife.
Created on: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-CC3111
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy double ended medical or cosmetic implement. A circular sectioned shaft with a elongated spoon or scoop at one end and an oval probe at the other. Before the probe end the shaft is decorated with bead-and-reel moulding comprising two bands flanked by grooves.It has been bent into a V-shape. Crummy (1983) describes these as 'spoon-probes' and notes that they are not a common site find for Britain. Crummy suggests suggests that 'they were employed not only as surgeon's curettes or sounds but also as toilet spoons in general' (Crummy, N, 1983. Colchester Archaeological…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Iwerne Minster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-4FE0C5
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver bodkin, earscoop, nailcleaner or toothpick. The head terminates in point and has a rectangular cross section. It is pierced by a circular hole close to the apex and has an incised line running acrossthe hole on both faces. The shaft is twisted along the length and tapers slightly. This object is similar in construction to medieval earscoops ( for example, Treasure cases2006 T623 and T53) which are dated to the 14th to 15th centuries. Date Late medieval - 14th to 15th century Dimensions: 45.54 mm x 4.38 mm x 3.97 mm Weight: 3.14 g
Created on: Thursday 19th May 2011
Last updated: Monday 17th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sixpenny Handley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-804352
Object type: TOILET ARTICLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A bent Roman copper-alloy probable toilet implement broken into two unequal pieces. The larger piece consists of a twisted wire handle, broken at one end just before a terminal, with part of an oval terminal at the other. This broken scoop or bowl is shallowly concave (W.: 10.15mm); the break is ragged. The handle has been bent through ninety degrees at both ends; the ends have also been bent upwards and downwards. The smaller fragment represents the other terminal which is spatulate (trapezoidal), with the vestiges of the twisted handle attached (38.75 by 7.85mm by 0.8mm (min. Th.).…
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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