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ROMAN WHEEL OF FORTUNE AMULET NECKLACE, 3RD-6TH CENTURY AD. (8225251819694)
ROMAN WHEEL OF FORTUNE AMULET NECKLACE, 3RD-6TH CENTURY AD. (8225251819694)
ROMAN WHEEL OF FORTUNE AMULET NECKLACE, 3RD-6TH CENTURY AD. (8225251819694)
ROMAN WHEEL OF FORTUNE AMULET NECKLACE, 3RD-6TH CENTURY AD. (8225251819694)

ROMAN WHEEL OF FORTUNE AMULET NECKLACE, 3RD-6TH CENTURY AD.

B8274

Regular price $200.00 Sale

3rd-5th Century. Just over 1/2" (0.56”) width. Raised central hub with six radials forming loops. This form which stylizes the wheel is likely influenced by the introduction of Christianity which blended with Pagan beliefs. The concept of the Rota Fortunae, the Wheel of Fortune, dates back millennia with the Roman goddess Fortuna capriciously deciding the fate of men with a spin of her wheel, often sweeping them up to unprecedented new wealth and prosperity. It has proven to be an enduring symbol and concept even through the Christianization of Rome and into the Middle Ages as evidenced by the highly influential works of the late Roman philosopher and statesman Boethius. A fine ancient piece deeply imbued with historical meaning. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored on an 18” gilt Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certification of authenticity.

 

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