About this object

Dental prosthesis, gold mount with two artificial teeth. A rivet each side of each false tooth; the front rivets remain visible inside the hollow tooth.

Likely to be aesthetic; presumably the living teeth to which it was anchored had sound roots (C. Reed, October 2011)

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy
  • Date made
    600 BC about
  • Materials
    Tooth Animal; Gold
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    16 mm x 36 mm x 6 mm
  • Note
    Colquitt Street calalogue, p.20, no.222a. Journal of the British Dental Association, May and September 1885. T. F. Moorhead, 1983, 'Chirurgia, Medicina, Dentrifricium', British Dental Journal Vol. 154, No.10, page 341.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)

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Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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