Lot 301: Roman Strigil with Suspension Hook
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-3rd century AD. A bronze strigil with curved C-section rounded blade, narrow lower handle developing to a lozengiform plaque and long suspension hook. See Roach Smith, C. The Antiquities of Richborough, Reculver and Lymne in Kent, London, 1850, p.203-4 for discussion of the type. 59 grams, 24.5cm (9 3/4"). Property of a London gentleman; acquired by his grandfather in the 1920s; thence by descent.
Condition Report: Fair condition.