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Item:273903323740Well Preserved Ancient Roman Bronze Erotic Phallic Amulet Pendant with Green Patina Phallic emblems are found on a wide range of Roman objects, from amulets to frescos, from mosaics to lamps. Such pendants were symbol of life, fertility and good luck against the evil: phallic charms in ancient Rome were talismans used to ward off the evil eye. The phallic deity was called Fascinus (from the Latin word fascinare, meaning "to cast a spell", which is the root of our word fascinate) and the charms and amulets shaped as penises were worn to invoke his protection against evil spells. Such pendants in Ancient Rome, especially in the outlying regions of the Empire, due to their religious connotations: ancient author Pliny the Elder stated that even babies or soldiers wore similar charms for divine protection. C. 2nd - 3rd Century A.D. Size: L: 4cm Weight: 16g Very nice example at a very attractive price Ideal for serious collectors and also make unique, interesting gift for Xmas Member of ADA ( Antiquities Dealers Association). Buy with confidence! Comes with an illustrated certificate of authenticity. Please also take a look of our other collections for sale Thanks for looking! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ YOU ARE BUYING THE ITEM PICTURED *** Although I am trying to show the best of the true colour of the item but due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual colour of the item ***International buyers: please check with your country's restrictions for posting and duty of custom before bidding. Many thanksColour:Bronze, Type:Amulets, Material:Bronze
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