Electrogalvanic amulet

Made:
1870-1935 in Geneva
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Electrogalvanic amulet
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electrogalvanic amulet
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electrogalvanic amulet
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
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Electrogalvanic amulet, disc with zinc cross surrounded by six-petaled flower of zinc and copper, suspended on chain made of alternating copper and iron(?) links, made by I. Morana, Geneva, Swiss, 1870-1935. Six holes around edge, two used to attach chain. 'I.MORANA. | GENEVE' engraved on face. Note gap in iron(?) band around edge of disc. Similar to Richardsons-type amulets (A602762, A602763).

Electrogalvanic amulet, disc suspended on chain, made by I. Morana, Geneva, Swiss, 1870-1935. Illustrated as the fourth object from the left with (left to right): A602788 - Galvanic necklace with eleven charms, by Castella, Paris, France, 1880-1920; A602809 - Galvanic Pulvermacher belt in wood base, belt made by J. L. Pulvermacher, London, English, 1870-1910; A602764 - Electrogalvanic amulet, zinc, copper and white metal disc, made by Joseph Raspail, French, 1870-1930; Electrogalvanic amulet.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A602761
Materials:
copper, zinc and iron
Measurements:
overall: 7 mm x 52 mm x 394 mm, .07 kg
type:
therapeutic amulets
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust