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Ancient Roman Bronze Phalera Medallion with a high relief Gorgon

$475.00

Ancient Roman | Sculpture of Jupiter | 2nd century A.D. | Bronze | Includes metal stand | 3.75″ x 3.75″ x 2″

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  • Ancient Roman Bronze Phalera Medallion with a high relief Gorgon Head in the Center depicting Jupiter (Zeus) | 1st / 2nd Century A.D. | Approx. Dimensions: 3.75″ H x 3.75″ W x 2″ D | A phalera was a gold, silver, or bronze sculpted disk worn on the breastplate during parades by Roman soldiers who had been awarded it as a kind of medal. Roman military units could also be awarded phalerae for distinguished conduct in action. These awards were often mounted on the staffs of the unit’s standards. The term also refers to disks crafted by the continental Celts for religious and ornamental purposes, especially those used on equestrian gear.

  • Weight

    12lb.

    Height

    3.75"

    Width

    3.75"

    Depth

    2"

    Weight

    12lb.

    Height

    3.75"

    Width

    3.75"

    Depth

    2"

    Date

    2nd Century AD

    Medium

    Bronze

    Origin

    Ancient Rome

    Size

    S (up to 14 in.)

    Support

    Copper