Swan necked cosmetic grinders.
A fairly heavy, swan necked mortar and pestle cosmetic set. They would likely have been suspended on a cord and most probably used for grinding cosmetic material such as eye or face paint. Such objects are “an entirely British phenomenon, an insular type with its origin in the pre-Roman Iron Age. Precise dating is difficult, but most appear to be from the late Iron Age to early Roman periods, circa 100 BC - 300 AD, with the heyday of their use in AD 50 - 200. This example was found in Essex. 7.5cm long and made from bronze.