Copper alloy cosmetic grinder. End-looped pestle, with smooth green patina. The upturned tip of the lightly elliptical rod has a very distinct asymmetric wear-facet on its convex face. The very large, flat ring-like loop has an ovoid eye. Analysis (using x-ray fluorescence) of the corroded metal surface indicates the alloy is a leaded gunmetal (Cu-Sn-Pb-Zn).

An00703592 001 l


G49 Roman Britain
Made Of
copper alloy
Type of Thing


Acquired From
Livock, Gerald Edward to The British Museum
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Richmond, Ian


Found In
Hod Hill
In Gallery



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