Copy of Roman artificial leg, c.1910, original was in Royal College of Surgeons and had been in a grave at Capua, c.300BC
Copy of Roman artificial leg, c. 1910. The original was made of bronze and had been excavated from a grave in Capua, Italy. Dating from c. 300BC, it was the oldest artificial limb to be discovered. Kept at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, it was destroyed in an air raid during World War II.
- Classical & Medieval Medicine
- Object Number:
- artificial leg
- derivative object
- copy - derivative object
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- artificial limb
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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