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Roman ophthalmic stamp

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Roman ophthalmic seal
Roman ophthalmic stamp

Roman ophthalmic stamp, found at the bottom of the Moselle River (Western Germany). Dated to IV BCE – IV CE.

The stamp was used to mark medical preparations to guarantee their quality and prove those were not fakes. On the seal you can see the name of the Roman ophthalmologist, “Eugenius”, “Chloron” – a green ointment used in the case of eye discomfort, produced from egg whites, or “Diarhodon” which was used to treat inflammation.

The object was found in 1875.

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