Electrogalvanic amulet, Richardson's Magneto-Galvanic Battery (or possibly a fake?), disc with cross at centre and 14 small discs arranged in a circle around it. Made of zinc, brass, copper, iron and nickel, with woven string instead of chain. Made by A.M. Richardson & Co., New York, USA, 1880-1900. Engraved on front of cross with two hearts radiating electric bolts, and on reverse side with 'PAT & RD US, GB, FRANCE, ITALY ETC.' Note gap in outer ring around disc. Similar to A602762.
- Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
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overall (max string): 97 mm x 40 mm x 2 mm, .02 kg
- therapeutic amulets folk medicine (therapy) and therapeutics (electrotherapy), electrotherapy, folk medicine (therapy) and therapeutic amulets
- Loan, Wellcome Trust