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A large and impressive Roman bronze Lunular (Crescent) Pendant [Lunulae]. Nottinghamshire SOLD
A large and impressive Roman bronze Lunular (Crescent) Pendant [Lunulae]. Nottinghamshire SOLD
A large and impressive Roman bronze Lunular (Crescent) Pendant [Lunulae]. Nottinghamshire SOLD A large and impressive Roman bronze Lunular (Crescent) Pendant [Lunulae]. Nottinghamshire SOLD A large and impressive Roman bronze Lunular (Crescent) Pendant [Lunulae]. Nottinghamshire SOLD A large and impressive Roman bronze Lunular (Crescent) Pendant [Lunulae]. Nottinghamshire SOLD
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c.2nd/3rd Century A.D. A large and impressive Roman bronze Lunular (Crescent) Pendant or Lunulae as they were known as by the Romans, found in Nottinghamshire. These were protective amulets in the form of a crescent moon and were given to and worn by Girls to protect them from Evil forces during childhood. When a girl got married the Lunluae would have generally been discarded or destroyed along with her toys to affirm her passage into adulthood. This Lunulae is a fairly large example with a swirling punched dot decoration over its surface; a segment missing from one side as excavated but otherwise intact in good condition with a few areas of minor pitting (not detracting) from its time buried in the soil and still complete with its original suspension loop at top. The pendant would most likely have been gilded or silver plated when new but now just back to its base bronze but featuring a most attractive shiny light green patination. A nice, good sized example of the type, supplied in display box, 33mm wide x 44mm high to top of suspension loop.
 


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