Copy of Roman pocket medicine chest

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Copy of Roman pocket medicine chest. 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. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: hxhta5na.

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