Bronze pessary, Roman, 200 BCE-400 CE

Made:
200 BCE-400 CE in Roman Empire
maker:
Unknown

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Ring pessary, bronze, Roman. Graduated matt black perspex background.
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Ring pessary, bronze, Roman

A pessary can be one of three things: a device to support the vagina or uterus; a form of contraception; or a medical treatment. This bronze ring which has two parts was used to support the uterus.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A646741
type:
pessary
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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