Copper Alloy Tweezers (LEIC-F41656)

Copper alloy tweezers from Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire

A pair of copper alloy tweezers found in Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire. These feature a ring-and-dot stamped pattern with a tube at one end to accommodate a suspension loop. They would have been carried suspended from a brooch or belt. Tweezers were common personal items that people would have carried with them. They could be highly decorated.

Date

circa 706 — 800

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

copper_alloy, Nottinghamshire, personal_hygiene, toilet_article, tweezers

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

Acknowledgements

(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme