Probe and scoop, Roman, 54–411 CE

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Probe and scoop, Roman, 54–411 CE. A probe was used to explore wounds and to gain knowledge about the structure of the body. A scoop was used to scrape or clean parts of the body. It was not unusual for instruments to have two uses. The stem has a twisted design. Originally, the bronze would have been polished to a high sheen. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: cgf7bnem.

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