Suspended on the ring are three implements: tweezers, a pronged probe and a scoop, all made from bronze. The items may be used for personal grooming and could also have had a medical use. The item was part of the Sforza collection which Henry Wellcome purchased in August 1930 for £250. The collection was largely Roman surgical instruments with some medieval and domestic items.
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