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An extremely rare, complete, and wearable, Roman boys bronze "Bulla" amulet with its original protective contents still intact. SOLD
An extremely rare, complete, and wearable, Roman boys bronze "Bulla" amulet with its original protective contents still intact. SOLD
An extremely rare, complete, and wearable, Roman boys bronze "Bulla" amulet with its original protective contents still intact. SOLD An extremely rare, complete, and wearable, Roman boys bronze "Bulla" amulet with its original protective contents still intact. SOLD An extremely rare, complete, and wearable, Roman boys bronze "Bulla" amulet with its original protective contents still intact. SOLD An extremely rare, complete, and wearable, Roman boys bronze "Bulla" amulet with its original protective contents still intact. SOLD
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c.2nd/3rd Century A.D. An extremely rare and complete Roman boys "Bulla" amulet with contents intact. Found in Germany many years back and from a German collection. [A Bulla was a protective locket given to Roman boys by their fathers to wear around their neck from the time they were 9 days old until they reached manhood and became a Roman citizen (usually at 16).  The bulla could be made of various materials depending on the wealth of the family -- gold for the rich, bronze for the populous and leather for the poor.  Inside the bulla were placed small amulets or fragments of sacred items that served to protect the boy from harmful spirits and turn back the evil eye]. This Bulla amulet is made of bronze, hollow domed on either side forming an internal compartment and riveted closed at one end. The amulet still rattles indicating that its orignal contents are still intact after all these years. Probably once silvered or gilded but now just Bronze with a pleasant bronze/green patination. totally intact and still wearable if required. supplied on modern cord lanyard and with display box.


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