An interesting Roman Ligula (or spatula), used for getting cosmetics (or medicinal products) out of long necked jars (balsamaries). The ligula has a rounded shaft with a slight knob on the end, a baluster decoration on the stem (perhaps to improve grip), and a feather or leaf shaped bowl (missing) photo included of a complete one.


This rare complete lovely patina copper-alloy spatula probe dating to the Roman period. The implement has a plain blunt olivary probe end that extends to an undecorated circular-sectioned shaft that increases in thickness before connecting to a collar of decorative moulding consisting of four conjoined but evenly spaced circular discs. Attached to the last disc is the spatula head that comprises a flat lozenge-shaped blade with a rectangular-shaped knop extending from the apex on each side, and an elongated tip with a shallow recession and a broken terminal. The upper and lower surfaces of the spatula …

1 x Roman Bronze Ligula incomplete

Length: 127.5 mm
Width: 10 mm
Weight: 8.04 g


Recorded with P.A.S comes with paperwork and provenance.

Ancient Roman bronze Medical Ligula 190AD

£50.00 Regular Price
£35.00Sale Price
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