Betz pessary

Gold pessary was used as a means of contraception. It was intended to block the entrance to the uterus, however, was not very effective, since the sperm found their way round it. From the middle of a round, button-like end piece with a two-centimetre diameter runs a vertical wire, around which is coiled another helical wire, for the length of 3 centimetres.

The vertical wire ends in a V-shape and spreads apart crosswise. The ends finish up in thickened parts, shaped like teardrops. The box, beige with a gold and black sticker, is only partially preserved.

  • Inventory Number: 1687
  • Dating: vor 2004
  • Material: gold
  • Size in cm: 2,8 x 2 x 6,5
  • Condition: very good