Early medieval copper-alloy tweezers found near Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
Copper-Alloy Tweezers (LEIC-F41656)
Copper-alloy tweezers found near 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.