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Bum Sponge

First century toilet roll!! These were used by many for wiping their bottom. They were a communal item that many people used within the latrine and once used would be placed into a pot of vinegar ready for the next person. Comprises of a sponge tied to a stick with a piece of leather. Approx size 43cm long

£2

Razor and Pouch

This is a personal razor blade with a bone griping handle that has been riveted together with handmade copper rivets. These come with a leather pouch custom made for each razor for an exact fit. Approx size 6cmx4.5cm

£15

Roman Comb and Pouch

A double sided comb with two different sized teeth at either end. These come with a leather pouch custom made for each comb for an exact fit. This type of comb was found and can be seen at Vindolanda Roman fort. Approx size 6cmx7.3cm

£10

Personal Hygiene Kit

These are three brass implements that were carried on a persons belt to maintain personal hygiene. These include a pair of tweezers for plucking hair, a nail scraper to remove dirt from underneath your nails and an ear wax remover and come altogether on a piece of leather. These have been found in many sites around Britain and Europe. Approx length 6cm

£10.75

Personal Grooming Kit

This is a handmade leather pouch containing all you grooming needs in one place. Everything is handmade , it contains a comb and pouch, a razor and pouch, vial for oil, personal grooming kit (tweezers, nail cleaner and ear wax scoop) and a brass mirror in a pouch. You save £8.25 on the individual price of all the items.

£50


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