Roman-era Sewing Needle, c. 1st-3rd Cent
Copper alloy; 106mm/4.0gm
Con/ unbroken with eye intact; Rare in such condition and still useable
Seller's Note/ Every once in a while you may see something on eBay advertised as a Roman thimble. Not! It wasn't until the early 17th century that needles of reasonably high quality steel began to be fabricated in Europe in significant volumes so that thimbles were needed.