Ancient Roman Stamped Glass Pendant

£ 180.00

A Late Roman finely stamped glass pendant, featuring a circular shape and a thick suspension loop to the top. The front features the stamped depiction of a lion, walking left, flanked by a star and a crescent. The reverse appears flat and unworked.

Date: Circa 4th-5th century AD
Condition: Extremely fine, with some earthly encrustations to the surface.


Product Code: RES-131
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Such glass pendants would have been worn by Romans with apotropaic meanings, as good fortune charms, to bring good luck and ward off the evil. Iconographies were extremely differentiated, including apotropaic symbols, images of deities and animals. In this case, the lion might be associated with the zodiac sign of Leo.

Dimensions W 2.3 cm

Glass Paste


Southern Europe

Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 74.51.4034 .

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