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Very rare! 16-17th century lоt of 2 Theriac box seal

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Seller: intelligent_2014 (252) 100%, Location: Poltava, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163086621834 Dear Buyer Thank you for visiting my auction! All our items are genuine and original and most of them come from collections. I guarantee that you will receive exactly what is shown in the photo Please! Carefully read the description of the lots in the purchase of the goods! Have a nice shopping ================= Lot details ================= ITALY. Venice. Lead theriac box lid. nimbate lion of St. Mark to r. Diameter: 25 mm and 26 mm Material: Pewter Theriaca (also known as ‘Venice treacle’) was an ancient medicinal compound, employed as a traditional medicine since the time of Mithradates VI of Pontus, and was used as antidote against any poisonous bite. Nero’s physician Andromachus, as well as the medical author Galen, discussed its medicinal value. Containing more than 64 ingredients, including viper flesh and opium, as well as herbs, cinnamon, agarics, and gum arabic, it was mixed with honey and wine to complete the compounding process. During the Middle Ages it was considered a panacea. Theriac became a valuable article of commerce, with Venice, Padua, Milan, Genoa, Bologna, Constantinople, and Cairo all competing in its trade. It was expensive and hence available only for the rich (quality theriac cost one German taler in 1580s). By the time of the Renaissance, the making of theriac had become an official public ceremony, especially in Italian cities. It is first mentioned in England in 1538, and it gained popularity in Germany around the same time. Pharmacists sold it as late as 1900. Venice regulated the production and trade of theriac beginning in 1258, and by the fifteenth century controlled its distribution throughout Europe. About 40 pharmacy shops in Venice were officially allowed to produce and sell theriac. ================= Shipping Information ================= · Parcel will be sent 1-2 working days following receipt of payment; · Approximate delivery time is between 10 and 20 working days from the date of purchase; · After the item has been shipped, you will be provided with a tracking number which will allow you to track the location of your package; · Please leave feedback following the receipt of your parcel; · If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact me ================= Packaging ================= I guarantee the quality of packaging Normal 0 false false false RU X-NONE X-NONE Condition: Please carefully look at the photo and read the description, pictures are part of description., Material: Pewter, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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