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Romans were fastidious about hygiene and removal of all body hair was part of the grooming process. These fine quality large iron tweezers, 4” long, were used for that purpose. Smaller silver and bronze examples are well known. A recent exhibition at Wroxeter in Shropshire, England features over 50 pairs of such tweezers along with other artifacts. A CNN article on the exhibition, illustrating tweezers such as this and their use, is available at This pair is distinctly larger and more finely made suggesting that they were the instrument of a professional defoliator at one the public baths. The article neither shows nor mentions iron examples nor any of this size, only bronze, attesting to the rarity of this instrument. With a certificate of authenticity.
Stock Number: B6087


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Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


Extended Payment Plans

Faganarms offers two types of payment plans to help you purchase this special piece for your collection.

Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

Pay just $46.25 today with 3 additional monthly payments of $46.25.

Extended Payment Plan (12 Months)

For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. A deposit of 20% is required, following 11 equal monthly payments.

You'll need to add an additional $415.00 to your order to qualify.

All payment plans are extended as a courtesy to our customers with no interest or fees.
It's important that the payment schedule be followed. Your order will be shipped upon receipt of final payment.

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