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oculist's stamp

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Stone oculist's stamp of dark grey fine-grained stone. Inscription along one edge. The right-hand edge carries a central guide-line but no trace of letters; whether these were ground off or never cut is uncertain.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 35 millimetres
    • Width: 27 millimetres
    • Thickness: 8 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        MIVVENTTVTIANI (leaf stop) C(retrograde) IAMYSVSADVETCIC
      • Inscription Transliteration

        M(arci) Iuvent(i) Tutiani leaf-stop / diamysus ad vet(eres) cic(atrices)
      • Inscription Translation

        Marcus Iuventius Tutianus's salve made from Misy for old scars
      • Inscription Comment

  • Bibliography

    • R I B 2446.28 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Stone oculist's stamp.

Stone oculist's stamp.

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