Pendant brothel coin Spintria X, bronze antique Roman amulet

Item number: 61134

Spintriae (lat. ?rent boy?), that on its front has an erotic scenes, a phallus or suggestive motives instead of the emperor?s head, many times are entrance stamps.

Category: Pendants & Amulets

24,99 €
≈ £ 22.97

including 19% VAT. , plus shipping (Warenpost)

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Authentic alloy 90% copper, 10% tin

Shipping weight:
0,03 Kg
Dimensions ( length × width ):
2,00 × 2,00 cm

A brothel coin with special motives

Coins were used for many things. They were used as coupons or means of payment, but as well as entrance stamps and even as tiddlywinks those coins were used. As a rule there were coins with a minting, that showed the portrait of emperor Tiberius, that were to see on the front and the declaration of value was on the back of the coin. Those were appeared as roman digits. Those coins as a rule were called Tessarae.

A very special coin is the Spintriae, which was the latin meaning for ‚rent boy‘. The brothel coin was used for special occasions and has instead of the head of the emperor Tiberius a scene of the area of eroticism , that showed the most different scenes. 

  • material - polished brass bronze
  • diametre ca. 20 mm
  • including a leather strap

The necklace adorns men and women equally and is to wear on special occasions or daily as a lucky charm. It is very rar and therefor shouldn’t be missing in any jewellery box. A jewellery, that not everyone owns but is a very pretty gift. When you are searching the special things, you found it with this brothel coin as a pendant. 

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