Ancient Roman Bronze phallic pendant / fertility amulet - 3×0×4.2 cm

Ancient Roman Bronze phallic pendant / fertility amulet - 3×0×4.2 cm
1st-3rd century A.D.

A large Ancient Roman bronze legionary phallic pendant / fertility amulet. Such amulets were worn by the Roman soldiers as symbol of their strength and potency, often associated with the cult to Priapus and Vesta, but also to ward off the evil eye.

Bronze with a fine green patina with traces of cuprite.

Roman, 1st-3rd century A.D.

Dimensions: L 4.2cm; H 3cm ; weight: 27 grams

Provenance: acquired on Catawiki from a U.K. dealer in 2017 ; previously part of an old British collection and acquired on German art market in 1990's.

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Lot details
Ancient Roman
phallic pendant / fertility amulet
3×0×4.2 cm
Century/ Timeframe
1st-3rd century A.D.
Good Condition, See Photo
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