Ancient Roman Bronze fibula

Description
Ancient Roman Bronze fibula
1st century AD - Europe

Roman bronze fibula swastika
ound the world.
1st. Century Ad.

Measurement 23mm.,5.51grams
Acquired in 2010
From London art market

NO RESERVE

The earliest swastika ever found was uncovered in Mezine, Ukraine, carved on an ivory figurine which dates back an incredible 12,000 years. One of the earliest cultures that are known to have used the Swastika was a Neolithic culture in Southern Europe, in the area that is now Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as the Vinca Culture, which dates back around 8,000 years.

In Buddhism, the swastika is a symbol of good fortune, prosperity, abundance and eternity. It is directly related to Buddha and can be found carved on statues on the soles of his feet and on his heart. It is said that it contains Buddha’s mind.
Wooden Buddha statue with gamadian (swastika). (CC BY 2.0)

On the walls of the Christian catacombs in Rome, the symbol of the Swastika appears next to the words “ZOTIKO ZOTIKO” which means “Life of Life”. It can also be found on the window openings of the mysterious Lalibela Rock churches of Ethiopia, and in various other churches around the world.

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Roman
Material
Bronze
Object
fibula
Century/ Timeframe
1st century AD
Origin
Europe
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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