Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Number 34: Gold Amulet

This Romano-British object, a lamella, is a thin gold sheet measuring just 4cm x 3cm which is inscribed with magical symbols and Greek and Latin characters. It would have originally been folded tightly and held in a narrow diameter cylinder, worn on its owner's person. It is likely to date to the first or second century AD

Photo Credit Portable Antiquities Scheme

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