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Catalog Number 01.C.26
Object Name Seal
Title Seal
Artist Unknown
Date unknown
Description Round wooden container with red wax seal with Caduceus symbol in center. Around perimeter: "Societas chirurgi civita." Two greenish ribbons are attached to both sides of the seal. Tape with "1958 2229 me" on reverse.
Label Little is known about this seal, whose Latin motto would indicate that it was a seal for a society of surgeons. At one time identified as the Seal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the motto "Societas chirurgi civita" does not match any known institution's motto.
Material Wood, wax, and ribbon
Dimensions D-0.75 Dia-2.5 inches
Dimension Details measurements for wooden container
Credit line American Philosophical Society
Search Terms medicine