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Roman strigil

Date made: 43-410 (circa)

Maker / artist: unknown

Date collected: 1924

Collector: Samuel E Winbolt

Period: Roman

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A strigil, a sharp-edged tool used to scrape the dirt and dead skin off bathers after they had come out of the caldarium or hot bath. This one is made from a sheep’s rib bone. It is one of two bone strigils discovered in the remains of the bath house at Folkestone Roman Villa. The writing scratched on it by Samuel Wimbolt, who excavated the site reads: Rib bone used as strigil found in apse: one also in bath. Found during the excavation of Folkestone Roman Villa by Samuel Winbolt in 1924.

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