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oculist's stamp

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1882,0819.1

  • Description

    Stone oculist's stamp of green schist, bearing the names of two practicioners and with graffiti on both faces which aided selection of the appropriate stamp.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 54 millimetres
    • Width: 40 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        C.VAL.AMANDI./ DIOXVMADREVMATIC
        CVALAMANDI/STACTVMADCAL
        C.VAL.VALENTINI/DIAGLAVCPOSTIMPLIP
        CVALVALENTINI/MIXTUMADCL
        (graffiti) DIOX STAC DIAGLAVC
      • Inscription Transliteration

        G(ai) Val(erii) Amandi dioxum ad reumatic(a)
        G(ai) Val(erii) Amandi/stactum ad cal(iginem)
        G(ai) Val(erii) Valentini diaglauc(ium) post imp(etum) lip(pitudinis)
        G(ai) Val(erii) Valentini/ mixtum ad cl(aritatem)
      • Inscription Translation

        Gaius Valerius Amandus's vinegar salve for running eyes
        Gaius Valerius Amandus's drops for dim sight
        Gaius Valerius Valentinus's celandine (or poppy) salve after the onset of ophthalmia
        Gaius Valerius Valentinus's mixture for clear sight
      • Inscription Comment

        Retrograde
  • Bibliography

    • R I B 2446.2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc4

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2001 11 Jun-16 Sep, Leeds, Henry Moore Institute, The Sculpted World

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1882,0819.1

Stone oculist's stamp.

Stone oculist's stamp.

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