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Roman oculist's seal.

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


Plaster copy of an oculist's seal made by Quintus Junus Tavrianos with inscriptions on two sides. 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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