Roman “bone disc” nail cleaner

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Object type: Nail Cleaner
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 11/02/2022
Location: Swindon


Roman nail cleaners are fairly common detecting finds. This type with a disc shape terminal made of bone a more unusual. They are usually found in the area to the east of the Severn.