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Eight rolls of a sticky resinous material were found in the surgeon’s chest and were originally thought to be unguent rolls – raw materials and compounds held in a suitable matrix and stored.

Closer analysis, however, revealed them to be rolls of linen bandages impregnated with pine oils and resins. They are, therefore, what was termed “spasmadraps” or ready-made plasters/bandages, which would be applied to broken limbs and solidify, creating a form of cast.

Please be aware that this object is not on display in the museum.