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Roman - Bronze Arterial Medical Clamp

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 720

Estimate
GBP (£) 250 - 400
EUR (€) 280 - 450
USD ($) 350 - 560
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £311

ROMAN - BRONZE ARTERIAL MEDICAL CLAMP

Circa 1st - 2nd century AD. A set of artery clamps, scissor-like with serrated edges for gripping the vein or artery in an effort to stem the flow of blood. 12 grams, 112 mm.

Condition
Fine working condition. Excessively rare.

Provenance
From an old English medical collection.

Footnotes
In Ancient Rome, it was common knowledge that arteries and veins carried blood. All surgeons knew how to use tourniquets, arterial clamps, and ligatures to stem blood-flow.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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