Roman cupping head from Bingen


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One of the most famous doctors’ graves is the one from Bingen, Rheinland-Pfalz. It contained, among other things, 13 scalpels, a large bronze basin, 3 cupping heads, a decorated stand for the cupping heads, lifters, wound hooks, tweezers and a trepanier bow. It is the richest collection of surgical and medical equipment from a single tomb to date. Dating around 90 to 140 AD.

The cupping head has a height of about 14.5 cm, the largest diameter is about 7.5 cm. Dimensions may vary slightly due to custom production. At the top it has a hanging ring. Material: Brass.

Place of storage: Bingen Museum of Local History.