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    • Object type: EAR SCOOP

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Record ID: WAW-4FA24E
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Medieval to Post Medieval (13th to 17th centuries) pendant crosses: There are two crosses, both of are complete. 1. The cross is a plain cross with one arm with a small perforation at a terminal. Both faces are undecorated and a mottled with a light-grey to cream coloured surface. The cross measures 25.66mm long, 26.71mm wide, 3.91mm thick and weighs 10.14g. 2. The cross is a long cross with the terminal of the long arm having an small perforation which is incomplete. The cross is slightly bent with the short arms curving inwards. The cross measures 30.93mm long, 22.5mm wide, 4.38mm …
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-513C5E
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A complete copper alloy toilet implement, probably of medieval date. The implement has a drop-shaped scoop at one terminal, which is convex on the underside and concave on the upper surface. The shank leads from the scoop, is rectangular in section, and tapers slightly. At the central portion of the remaining shank there is a simple twisted section. After the twisted section the shank widens as it is flattened and then tapers terminating to a point The surface of the item has a tarnished green grey surface. The scoop end may have been used as an ear scoop, while the pointed end ma…
Created on: Friday 22nd September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: WILT-55C8D9
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman ear scoop dating to period AD 150- c.400. The ear scoop comprises a circular sectioned long shank. One end of the ear scoop has an oval shaped concave bowl. This end has been bent. The other end has a rounded terminal. This end terminal is decorated with circumferential ribs, cast in light relief. The ear scoop is a green with an even surface patina. The ear scoop measures 57.34mm in length, 8.19mm wide and 2.33mm thick. It weighs 1.39g. A similar ear scoop is illustrated by Crummy, N. (1983), p. 60, no.1901.
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 13th June 2017
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Record ID: WAW-C297C9
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: The ear scoop has a drop-shaped scoop at one terminal, which is convex on the underside and concave on the upper surface. The shank leads from the scoop, is rectangular in section, and tapers slightly. At the central portion of the remaining shank there is a simple twisted section. It is at this section where the shank is bent and cracked due to recent damage. After the twisted section the shank conrinues to taper slightly in width and depth, terminating with a broken edge. The surface of the item has a tarnished dark grey surface. Dimensions: Length: 54.04mm Width: 4.…
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 3rd August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-3778A3
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy object, possibly an ear scoop or cosmetic spoon dating to the Roman period. The object possesses a oval bowl which is hemispherical in section. It extends to a circular-section stem which is broken. Where the bowl meets stem, there is a wedge-shaped cut-out and an incised groove. The ear scoop measures 63.85 mm in length, the shank diameter is 3.28 mm. The spoon bowl measures 6.78 mm in length and is 4.01 wide. It weighs 3.4 g.
Created on: Friday 28th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 24th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Royston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-AB53B9
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy ear scoop or nail cleaner, of probable Roman dating circa AD 43 toAD 410. The ear scoop comprises a circular sectioned long shank. One end of the ear scoop has an oval shaped concave bowl. This end has been bent. The other end has a rounded terminal. This end terminal is decorated with circumferential ribs, cast in light relief. The ear scoop is a mid-green to dark brown colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail. Ear scoops / nail …
Created on: Sunday 9th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 14th November 2016
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Record ID: CORN-D183AE
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: PUBLIC-11D70D
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post medieval copper alloy utensil, probably a cosmetic instrument or ear scoop dating to AD 1600-1900. The shaft of the object is a pentagon in cross-section and tapers towards the spoon end. At the handle end there is a ridged copper sheet of similar thickness to the end of the handle, which is folded over forming a suspension loop, perhaps to provide an attachment to the rest of a cosmetic toilet set. The copper sheet appears to be either held in place or decorated with a copper wire twisted around it two or three times. The scoop is concave in cross-section and there ar…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Last updated: Friday 25th November 2016
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Record ID: NLM-69B7F4
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy with silver plating Toilet implement. Sheet metal implement tapering from a wider and possibly spatulate end of thickness 0.7mm towards a narrow leaf-shaped scoop or spoon bowl; the handle thickens towards the bowl where it acquires a plano-convex section. Decoration comprises faintly discernible incised linear borders along the handle from the wide end, appearing on both sides, and relict traces of white metal plating at the mid point of the handle and on both sides of the bowl. Bent above the bowl. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Length (as found): 41.3mm, Width: 6.7m…
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Monday 13th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scotter', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-77EC94
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy ear scoop. The flat-sectioned body, slightly bent, is 'leaf shaped', the sides bowing outwards at the top before becoming parallel, tapering towards the bottom, where there is an oval scoop. A line of herringbone incisions extends vertically down the centre of the upper surface. The neck is located at the top and consists of a solid cylinder, separated from the body by a simple moulding. The loop has been lost in antiquity. Length: 44.5mm; width: 7.7mm; maximum thickness (handle): 2.4mm; weight: 1.75g. Three similar ear scoops are recorded on the PAS data…
Created on: Friday 21st February 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-65F661
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy object, probably a Roman ear scoop or associated probe. The object consists of a two-ended implement, with one end comprising a pyriform-shaped flat disc and the other a broken sub-oval smaller scoop or suspension loop. The sub-oval shaft in between these terminals is decorated at least halfway with simple incised rings around its circumference and a more closely set series of three rings directly below the small scoop or suspension loop. The larger end would have been used as either a medical probe or ear scoop and was probably originally cupped sli…
Created on: Thursday 22nd August 2013
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2013
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Record ID: NMS-0A9DA6
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Saxon copper alloy ear-scoop consisting of an ovoid spoon-shaped bowl and an expanded pierced terminal at the ends of a shank with a braod median flute on both broad faces. Cf. MacGregor and Bolick 1993, 216-20. Length 44mm. Width of bowl and of terminal 6mm and 7.5mm. Thickness 1.5 - 1.8mm. c.450 - c.600. Finder's no. A7.
Created on: Monday 13th May 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd July 2013
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Record ID: WMID-7F1F63
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy ear scoop or nail cleaner, of probable Roman dating (AD 43 to AD 410 AD). The ear scoop is sub rectangular in plan, with a circular section in the centre of the shank. One end of the ear scoop is incomplete and consists of a forked end. The other end has an oval shaped concave end. The ear scoop measures 74.55 mm in length, 4.85 mm wide and 5.10 mm thick. It weighs 3.4 g. The ear scoop is a mid to dark brown colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the origin…
Created on: Friday 12th April 2013
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2013
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Record ID: LIN-C18E94
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman ear scoop, cast copper alloy. Handle of the scop is cylindrical and bent. Base of the handle is decorated withy a single transverse groove. At the opposite end it has been hammered flat. See similar record: SF7885
Created on: Wednesday 3rd April 2013
Last updated: Monday 22nd July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Lincolnshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-CFABA7
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy toilet implement. The implement has a broken shaft with two pairs of collars at the scoop-end. The shaft of the scoop is bent towards the right. The scoop is circular. It is unclear whether the bend is intentional or damage. The implement was probably used as an ear scoop.
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2013
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: BH-8F6032
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy ear-scoop. The artefact is of flat section, has round shoulders and gradually decreases in width and thickness, towards the base, where there is a circular, concave scoop. Both surfaces are decorated with a vertical groove which extends from top to bottom; on the reverse there is the trace of an addtional, parallel groove. At the apex is a circular loop, set at 90 degrees to the rest of the object. Dimensions: 51.5mm long, 9.1mm wide, 1.4mm thick. Weight: 3.38g. Ear-scoops are relatively common finds in Roman excavations (see, for example, Stead and Rigby…
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 26th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bledlow cum Saunderton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1BDE73
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Cosmetic Implement. Ear Scoop. Cast round section rod with a tiny scoop at one end, broken at the other. The finder has cleaned, and perhaps also straightened, the object. Suggested date: Roman, 40-400. Length: 47mm, Width (scoop): 4.8mm, Diameter (handle): 3.2mm, Weight: 2.80gms.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2012
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2012
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Record ID: CORN-9C88B2
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 on …
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2012
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2012
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Record ID: NARC-67BE76
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy artefact, the form of which suggests it may be a post-Medieval ear scoop rather than Roman. The bent shaft is of circular section and of equal diameter throughout. The small circular scoop is set at one end, where the front face of the shaft angles downwards. At the opposite end is the remains of a loop, set at a right angle to the scoop. The metal has a reddish-brown patina.
Created on: Friday 18th November 2011
Last updated: Friday 18th November 2011
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Record ID: WMID-ED4B62
Object type: EAR SCOOP
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper-alloy object, quite possibly part of a Roman toilet article, probably an ear scoop. The object has a slightly flared terminal and tapers towards a break. It is curved, although it is not clear whether this is a result of damage or design. It is entirely undecorated. It measures 33.07 mm long, 4.69 mm wide, 2.25 mm thick. It weighs 2.2 grams. It has an abraded green patina. Other Roman finds recovered from the general area support a likely Roman date for this object.
Created on: Friday 7th October 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 11th October 2011
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