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FINE AND RARE ROMAN MYSTICAL PENDANT NECKLACE, C.200-400 AD - Fagan Arms (8202616766638)
FINE AND RARE ROMAN MYSTICAL PENDANT NECKLACE, C.200-400 AD - Fagan Arms (8202616766638)

FINE AND RARE ROMAN MYSTICAL PENDANT NECKLACE, C.200-400 AD

A7104

Regular price $245.00 Sale

Wheel form over 5/8" diameter. Silvered bronze, modeled in high relief as a seven-spoke wheel. Each spoke terminal with a raised fruit form terminal implying fertility.  Raised spherical hub with beaded surround. 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. Excellent preservation, with the silver surface restored, on a Sterling silver 18” neck chain for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with a certification of authenticity.