Copy of Roman pocket medicine chest
- Science Museum, London
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The brass medicine chest has four separate compartments which would each have contained a different medical treatment. On the lid, a rod of Asklepios has been engraved. A caduceus is a snake entwined around a rod or staff. This is a symbol of medicine and is associated with the Greek and Roman healing god, Asklepios. This is a copy of an original found at Pompeii in Italy. The original is at the Naples Museum in Italy. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Pompeii, Naples, Campania, Italy
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