Teething charm, Roman
- 100-500 CE in Roman Empire
Teething charm, tooth set in bronze handle, Roman
Teething, when the teeth are breaking through the gums, can be a painful process for some babies. A teething charm is used in the hope it will help them through this difficult time. Pliny, a Roman author writing in the first century CE, recommended that a wolf or horse’s tooth be placed on the child’s body to help with teething but not to let the tooth touch the floor. This charm has a tooth set into a bronze handle.
- Classical & Medieval Medicine
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- amulet, archaeology (roman), folk medicine (general), amulet, archaeology (roman), folk medicine (general), tooth
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