Marble refrigerator magnet
"Roma caput mundi" translates as "Rome the centre of the world." This refrigerator magnet made of genuine Italian marble quotes this ancient saying and decorates your refrigerator or magnetic wall with it.
Natural surface and washable
Genuine Italian marble distinguishes this refrigerator magnet. The antique surface is different with each magnet, since it is a natural product. This makes each magnet unique and unmistakable. The surface can be washed off at any time and is scratch-resistant thanks to the special printing process. The special refrigerator magnet! In any case an exclusive gift or for your own use an individual gem from Italian nature. The particularly strong magnet effortlessly holds several leaves on the corresponding metal surface.
- genuine Italian marble
- strong magnet
- Dimensions: 5x5cm
- strong adhesive force
- Imprint: "In vino vertias"
Robust marble magnet with Rome image seal
The saying "Roma caput mundi", by the way, comes from the so-called medieval Rome image seals. The seals usually had a ruler's image on the front and a depiction of the city of Rome on the back. The depiction was idealized, so no actual architecture was depicted. In this seal inscription the famous leonine hexameter Roma caput mundi regit orbis frena rotundi can be read, which is still one of the trademarks of the city of Rome. However, the verse comes from the environment of the German emperors, to be precise Konrad II. On an imperial lead seal from 1033, the verse appears for the first time with the representation of Rome. A Roman manuscript from the same period, probably from the surroundings of the imperial court, contains the verse.
Since the manuscript cannot be dated, the first evidence for Roma caput mundi... until today unclear. In later times the representation of Rome with the transcription can also be found on seals of special documents in the form of gold bulls. The verse has gone into the city Roman tradition in all cases. A reference can still be seen today at the base of a portal column of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.
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