Surgical instruments, Roman, 199 BCE-500 CE
- 199 BCE-500 CE in Roman Empire
Mass of surgical instruments fused together by fire, Roman, from Sforza collection
These bronze surgical instruments have been fused together – probably by the intense heat of a fire. It appears that they were once stored in a small rectangular box as they are all lying in the same direction. It also seems likely that they were once carried by a Roman physician when visiting his patients.
This bronze instrument set was purchased in August 1930 from the collection of Guido Sforza, a collector of Roman surgical instruments.
- Classical & Medieval Medicine
- Object Number:
- surgical instrument set
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- surgical equipment
- surgical instrument
- Sforza, G.
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