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Instruments from an oculist's case, from Reims (metal), Gallo-Roman, (1st century BC) / Musee des Antiquites Nationales, St. Germain-en-Laye, France / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

Instruments from an oculist's case, from Reims (metal), Gallo-Roman, (1st century BC) / Musee des Antiquites Nationales, St. Germain-en-Laye, France / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

Six Roman stili and a wooden stilus tablet, 1st-2nd century, London The stili were used to write on wax-surfaced tablets, few of which have survived. The letter on the wooden writing tablet has been translated: ‘Rufus, son of Callisunus, greetings to Epillicus and all his fellows. I believe you know that I am very well. If you have made the list, please send it. See that you do everything carefully so as to extract the last coin from that girl.

Six Roman stili and a wooden stilus tablet, century, London

Surgical instruments, various dates within Roman period, Roman / Verulamium Museum, St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK / The Bridgeman Art Library

Surgical instruments, various dates within Roman period, Roman / Verulamium…

This item comes from: Roman Legionary Museum (Item reference: 32.60). A leaden bread-stamp, reading ‘Century of Quintinius Aquila’. Each century, of 80 men, baked its own bread, and sometimes marked it.

This item comes from: Roman Legionary Museum (Item reference: A leaden bread-stamp, reading ‘Century of Quintinius Aquila’. Each century, of 80 men, baked its own bread, and sometimes marked it.

Tools of Ancient Roman medicine - Medical instruments from the Roman Empire show…                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Tools of Ancient Roman medicine ~ Medical instruments from the Roman Empire show that Roman doctors had many surgical skills. However, the Romans' major contribution was in public health - good plumbing kept Romans healthy!

A Pharmacy (stone) by Roman, (2nd century AD) - Bridgeman - Art, Culture, History

A Pharmacy (stone), Roman, century AD) / Museo della Civilta Romana, Rome, Italy / The Bridgeman Art Library

This is a bronze model of a Roman Pig Shop. McManus, Barbara. Tabernae. Feb. 2007. vroma.org. N.p. Web. 27 Sept. 2011.

This is a bronze model of a Roman Pig Shop. McManus, Barbara. Tabernae. Feb. 2007. vroma.org. N.p. Web. 27 Sept. 2011.

Ancient Roman trephine (a hole saw used in surgery to remove a circle of tissue or bone) made of solid bronze

Ancient Roman trephine (a hole saw used in surgery to remove a circle of tissue or bone) made of solid bronze.

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