Galvanic brooch

Made:
1880-1920 in Paris
Group of various amulets, used to prevent/cure various diseases & ailments and bring good fortune. In the centre is a

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Group of various amulets, used to prevent/cure various diseases & ailments and bring good fortune. In the centre is a
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Galvanic brooch, brass, possibly charm against toothache, by Castella, Paris, French, 1880-1920. Inscribed on 'Plaques Galvaniques Electriques de Colombet Abeziers'

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A602790
Measurements:
overall: 1 mm 33 mm, .008 kg
type:
galvanic brooch
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust