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Pic: Woolley&Wallis/BNPS<br />
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A silver perforated ball carried by Elizabethan Royalty to cleanse the air and ward off contagious diseases has sold for £13,000.<br />
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The tennis-ball sized object has six segments that open up like a Terry's Orange and would have been filled with perfume, spices and herbs like lavender and sage.<br />
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The ball, called a pomander, was attached to the wrist or waist and it wafted aromatic fragrances that cleansed the air around people as they walked the dirty streets of London.