Stone oculist's seal, Roman.

Stone oculist's seal, Roman.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


This seal was found in the bed of the Moselle River in France. The Romans were the first people to have specialised eye doctors, called oculists, who were devoted to treating eye diseases such as cataracts.

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