Ancient Roman Tools


Ancient Rome, 2nd-3rd century AD. Marvelous large iron stylus, ancient writing tool. This would have been used by a scribe to write upon a wax tablet. One end sharp for writing, the other a wedge shaped terminal to be used as an "eraser" to fix errors. 137 mm (5 3/8"). Excellent patina, very nicely preserved. Comes with an old acrylic and wood collection display card with small wire stand (click photo to view). ex-Harold Whitaker estate. #AR2358: $299 SOLD

Ancient Rome, 2nd-3rd century AD. Gorgeous small silver stylus, ancient writing tool. This would have been used by a scribe to write upon a wax tablet. One end sharp for writing, the other a wedge shaped terminal to be used as an "eraser" to fix errors. 79 mm (3 1/8") and nicely preserved, only the very tip broken in antiquity. ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #AR2433: $275

Roman fishing-net tool with Biblical relevance!
Ancient Rome, c. 1st-2nd century AD. Bronze fishing-net mending tool, the same type used by Jesus’ disciples. Similar tools found near Galilee, Israel. See Matthew:4 in the New Testament, Verses 18 to 22 describe the calling of the first four fishermen, who become his first disciples: two, Simon Peter and Andrew, were casting a net into the sea, and two, James, and John, working with Zebedee their father, were repairing their nets. The disciples abandon possessions and family to be what Jesus calls "fishers of men". For type, cf. Mendel Nun, "The Sea of Galilee and its Fishermen in the New Testament" p. 31. 12.5 cm (4 7/8”) long with nice light olive-green patina. ex-Santa Barbara County, CA scholastic collection. #AR2802: $250
SOLD


Fantastic group of 4 bone implements. Roman, c. 1st - 3rd Century AD. The group, found together, includes a flat spoon, a stylus, a sweing needle, kohl stick and hairpin. Lengths from 75 to 122 mm (3" to 4 7/8"). Each is intact and a nice group of items from a Roman household. Ex Los Angeles, CA private collection.
#m14260: $99 each or $350 for the group!

Spoon on right and kohl stick on left sold, middle 2 still available!


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Nice Roman bronze stylus! 100-300 AD ancient writing tool. This would have been used by a scribe to write upon a wax tablet. The area around the center has finely-incised grip-lines and the flat, squared end was used as an early "eraser" by smoothing over mistakes! Excellent state or preservation, with very nice olive-green patina. From my own personal collection. Measures 124 mm (4 7/8") long. A beautiful piece! #3754: $299 SOLD


Ancient Rome, 1st-4th century AD. Nice bronze stylus, ancient writing tool. This would have been used by a scribe to write upon a wax tablet. One end sharp for writing, the other flattened to be used as an "eraser" to fix errors, with hole near the capped end for suspension from the tablet. Intact with thick green patination. 3 5/8" (9.3 cm). Found in northern Britain. Ex old English collection. A truly nice piece! #A60861: $275 SOLD

Ancient Rome, 1st-4th century AD. Nice bronze stylus, ancient writing tool. This would have been used by a scribe to write upon a wax tablet. One end sharp for writing, the other flattened to be used as an "eraser" to fix errors. Nice incised finger-grip in the center. Measures 124 mm (4 7/8") with nice olive-green patina. ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #AR2078: $299
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Ancient Rome, 1st-4th century AD. Bronze stylus, ancient writing tool. This would have been used by a scribe to write upon a wax tablet. One end sharp for writing, the other flattened to be used as an "eraser" to fix errors. Simple design with widened grip area toward the "eraser" end. 112 mm (4 7/16") long with nice olive-green patina. ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #AR2116: $225
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Large and beautiful Roman bronze nail! $95 Reserved


Ancient Rome, 1st-4th century AD. Very nice set of tweezers! Likely for cosmetic use, although may have had medical applications. Nice dotted details and designs over both sides, great green patina. 76 mm (3") long, intact! Found in northern Britain. Ex old English collection. #A60881x2: $250 SOLD

Fantastic group of 8 bone implements. Roman, c.1st - 3rd Century AD. The group, found together, includes a spatula, a flat spoon, a stylus, a needle, kohl sticks and hairpins. Lengths from 3" to 4 3/4" (7.8 cm to 12 cm). Each is intact and a nice group of items from a Roman household. Ex Los Angeles collection. #m14260: $99 each or $550 for the group! (5th from left is sold, all others available)