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

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

B6609

Regular price $250.00 Sale

The Wheel of Fortune (Rota Fortuna) is one of the most enduring of ancient philosophical or religious concepts. It was pivotal in Ancient Greek and Roman Paganism and smoothly transitioned into Christianity, aided by the Roman philosopher, Boethius in his 523 treatises, The Consolation of Philosophy. Its popularity grew with Christianity's spread, represented in art, including Chaucer and Shakespeare, two. Its popularity among the common folk who were most likely to be affected by misfortune resulted in widespread reliance on amulets representing the Wheel of Fortune. cathedral windows and literature. This amulet is just over 1 1/8” (1.16”) in diameter, made by the open face mold technique, with a high relief representation of a eight-spoke wheel with a domed center, leaf shaped radials alternating with graduated bead radials. It has been professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored. It is mounted on an 18” sterling silver necklace for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.

 

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