Seller: grimstonian (2,951) 100%, Location: West Sussex, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232014237773 Type: Medical instrument., Culture: Roman, Colour: Bronze, Details: Description Roman bronze medical instrument. A bronze Specillum; one of its uses being as an ear cleaner: The working end is a small scoop with a long shaft, swelling towards the other end. Condition: Complete and intact. Length 15.2 cms (6 ins). Circa 1st-3rd century A.D. Literature: For a similar item see item 177; Ancient Brooches and other Artefacts; Richard Hattatt. Provenance: From a German private collection acquired from 1960 to 1972. For more Roman items, see Timesancient web-site (details in me page above). Payment Payment by Paypal Shipping Please see above for postage/packing prices. Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request). Items posted to UK: We will take responsibility for an adequate level of insurance. Countries outside UK: For all items over £20, the postage rate postage value shown will include insurance against loss in the post. We can send with tracking to many counties, however Royal Mail will not always provide tracking. Terms of Sale All items are guaranteed to be authentic, to date from the period stated, and to comply with the description provided, with no time restriction for return if not. We also offer a no-quibble refund if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase and it is returned in the same condition within 14 days. About Us You can also see the Timesancient.com web-site for more antiquities and items of archaeological interest. We have been dealing in antiquities and items of archaeological interest since the early 1990s, and have sold thousands of items to collectors all over the World, including leading museums. TimesAncient is committed to the ethical purchase of all items of historical significance that we offer. We never knowingly engage in the purchase of objects who provenance or ownership history is deemed to be dubious. All ancient items offered for sale on our website are purchased from legitimate sources. These include old private collections, auction houses, legal finders and responsible dealers within the coin and ancient art market. Every item we sell is guaranteed to be authentic and to date from the period stated. Nothing beats the feeling of handling and owning an item created by humans in far-off history. Contact Us If you have any queries, please contact us using your eBay message board. Pictures sell! Auctiva Free Image Hosting.Show off your items with Auctiva's Listing Templates Auctiva, THE simple solution for eBay sellers.