LION HEAD PHALERA Ancient Roman SILVER - BRONZE LEGIONARY MILITARY MEDAL

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller naissus-treasures (443) 100%, Location: Nis, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123673545358 Breath taking , amazing , unique , extremely rare - Ancient Roman PHALERA - decorative plate - MEDAL - Carved lion's head made of pure silver as central decoration - Made of bronze and silver . Imperial art work . - Disc is made of bronze , Lion head is made of silver and its hammered to the bronze disc . traces of enameling . - Used by high rank officer most likely general , in the Roman army Legion . - Very, very well preserved , uncleaned at it is found just washed with water . Original green patina on the plate and green deposits from bronze on the surface of the silver lion face . As on the photos . - Dating from early first century AD . circa 20 - 50 AD. - Excavated in North Macedonia - Europe Diameter ; 4 cm / 40 mm Weight : total 24.20 gr A phalera was a gold, silver , or bronze sculpted disk worn on the breastplate during parades by Roman soldiers who had been awarded it as a kind of medal . Roman military units could also be awarded phalerae for distinguished conduct in action. These awards were often mounted on the staffs of the unit's standards. >>>>> CHECK OURS OTHER ANCIENT ARTIFACTS Material: silver bronze, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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