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Well-preserved Roman surgery knife

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Well-preserved Roman surgery knife
Wellcome Images | Library reference: Science Museum A129089 | Photo number: L0057568 | Na licencji Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Well-preserved Roman knife used in surgical operations. Dated to 2nd BCE – 4th century CE.

The handle made of bronze was designed in such a way that the thumb and the first two fingers made it possible to grip the knife securely – now knives are made similarly. Unfortunately, the tip of the blade is missing in the artefact.

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