Roman artificial leg, c. 300 BC.

Artificial leg, Roman, c 300 BC.
Copy of Roman artificial leg, c.1910. The original was made of bronze and had been excavated from a grave in Capua, Italy. Dating from c.300BC, it was the oldest artificial limb to be discovered. Kept at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, it was destroyed in an air raid during World War II.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
300BC
Inventory number :
A646752