Lot 359: Roman Bone-Handled Stylus with Eraser
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-3rd century AD. A round-section iron spike in a turned bone balustered handle with openwork section, lyre-shaped erasing blade. See Manning, W.H. Catalogue of the Romano-British Iron Tools, Fittings and Weapons in the British Museum, London, 1985, section N for discussion. 10 grams, 14cm (5 1/2"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s.
Condition Report: Extremely fine condition.