Medieval stylus

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Object type: Stylus
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 30/01/2022
Location: Winchester, Hampshire


A Romanesque style stylus dating to c. late 11th to 13th century. It is unusual because the eraser (the flared end) emerges from the mouth of a beast, possibly a dragon. It has been designated a Find of Note of Regional Importance.