Copy of Roman artificial leg, London, England, 1905-1915

300 BCE; 1905-1915 in London and Newcastle upon Tyne

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Copy of Roman artificial leg, c.1910, original was in Royal College of Surgeons and had been in a grave at Capua, c.300BC

Copy of Roman artificial leg, c. 1910. The original was made of bronze and had been excavated from a grave in Capua, Italy. Dating from c. 300BC, it was the oldest artificial limb to be discovered. Kept at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, it was destroyed in an air raid during World War II.

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Classical & Medieval Medicine
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brass, plaster
artificial leg
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
  • reproduction
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb

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