Lot 304: Roman leaf-Shaped Scalpel
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-2nd century AD. A bronze scalpel blade with rectangular-section block, round-section neck and leaf-shaped lentoid-section blade. Cf. Milne, J.S. Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times, Oxford, 1907 for discussion. 32 grams, 81mm (3 1/4"). Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1995.
Condition Report: Fine condition.