That adorns Amazons!
1. century A.d.
This cast of an original piece from the Roman imperial period was fashioned to the pendant. Ivy leaf shield-shaped were extremely popular ornaments, as shown by numerous finds in the Roman provinces.
Especially in the military context, they are demonstrated as belt buckles and fittings, as clasps and pendants in limes middle camps.
In the 1st century AD, the Roman historian Suetonius, described that dominated the Amazons, a warlike people of woman, a part of Asia minor. Even later in the 5th century a.d., the black sea was even called the 'Amazon 'sea.
Especially the pendant on a leather strap comes to the fore!
- 20 x 20 mm
- Polished silver casting
- including leather strap and pouch
PS. The wall fresco from Herculaneum (Italy) shows a seated Amazon with the Peltaschild in the hand. Fresco in the fourth style. Original in the National Museum in Naples.
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