This enigmatic Roman Silver Pendant dates from 1st - 3rd century A.D and is provided on a silver chain.


It is unclear what the pendant represents, however, it is likely that it is a stylised fascinus, which was the embodiment of the divine phallus. In Ancient Rome, the phallus was a very important and lucky symbol, and was often embellished with a lion’s paw, wings or bird’s head.

Note that the silver has formed a very dark patina and may be debased.


Now available in the Timeless Galleries.




  • Acquired by Timeless on the UK Antiquities Market, 2020, previously forming part of London-based collection of antiquities.

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