Pewter Box

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Description
This is a round pewter container with a lid. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue lists this box as a contained for “Richter’s pills.” Richter’s pills were nostrums, or pills that had no discernible physiological effect. An inscription around the coat of arms reads: Christian Sigm. Christoph Fridrich Richter.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1.3 cm x 3.7 cm; 1/2 in x 1 15/32 in
overall: 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0983
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06379
collector/donor number
SAP 1071
catalog number
1991.0664.0983
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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