ROMAN SHELL PENDANT NECKLACE 2ND-4TH CENTURY AD
Silvered bronze, just under 1” width, well detailed shell form topped with a pillar. Surface textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored on a polished leather neck cord for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Ancient Rome was dependent on the sea for food and transport. Nautical creatures were popular subjects in decoration, and fashion. This is a prime example of embracing a sea creature for contemporary wear.