100BC Woman FERTILITY AMULET Pendant Charm VAGINA SHAPE Roman Artifact i56172
100BC Woman FERTILITY AMULET Pendant Charm VAGINA SHAPE Roman Artifact i56172
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100BC Woman FERTILITY AMULET Pendant Charm VAGINA SHAPE Roman Artifact i56172

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Item: i56172

 Authentic Ancient

Bronze Roman Vagina Shaped Fertility Amulet Pendant  Talisman from circa 100 B.C. - 200 A.D.
Bronze measuring 4.6 x 3.7 x 1.0 cm and weighs 44.16 grams

The ancient Roman woman who wanted to be pregnant, would wear  such an amulet to help her achieve this. This amulet was a symbol of  fruitfulness and fertility. There are three loops around the pendant which  allowed it to be worn around the neck on a string or chain. There were many  fertility gods and goddesses to which the Romans prayed. This was an important  subject, especially in ancient times and symbols of fertility and plenty were  often used. Take as an example the prevalent use of Venus in statue for, goddess  of fertility, sex, love and beauty in Roman statuary and mosaics, and even  coins.  Having done further research looking through various literature on  the subject, I have not yet come across a published example in my extensive  library. This makes this type of fertility charm of the extremely rare variety.

Provenance: From private collection in the United  States of America.
Ownership History:
From private collection in the United States, bought in  private sale in the United States of America.

You are bidding on the exact item pictured,  provided with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lifetime Guarantee of  Authenticity. 

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A talisman is an object which is believed to contain certain magical or sacramental properties which would provide good luck for the possessor or possibly offer protection from evil or harm.

According to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a magical order active in the United Kingdom  during the late-19th and early-20th centuries, a talisman is "a magical figure  charged with the force which it is intended to represent. In the construction of  a talisman, care should be taken to make it, as far as possible, so to represent  the universal forces that it should be in exact harmony with those you wish to  attract, and the more exact the symbolism, the easier it is to attract the  force."

An amulet is an  object whose most important characteristic is the power ascribed to it to  protect its owner from danger or harm. Amulets are different from talismans as a talisman is believed to bring luck or some other benefit, though it can offer protection as well.  Amulets are often confused with pendants—charms that hang from necklaces—any  given pendant may indeed be an amulet, but so may any other charm which purports  to protect its owner from danger.

Potential amulets include gems, especially engraved gems, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants, and animals; even words in the form of a magical spell or incantation to repel evil or bad luck.

The word "amulet" comes from the Latin amulētum; the earliest extant  use of the term is in Pliny's Natural History, meaning "an object that  protects a person from trouble".

Fertility Gods and Goddesses  of Roman mythology

  • Bona Dea, goddess of fertility, healing,  virginity, and women
  • Candelifera, goddess of childbirth
  • Carmenta, goddess of childbirth and  prophecy
  • Ceres, goddess of agriculture, grain crops,  fertility and motherly relationships; equated with the Greek goddess Demeter
  • Diana, goddess of the hunt, wilderness, the  moon and childbirth; equivalent to the Greek Artemis
  • *Domidicus, the god who leads the bride home
  • *Domitius, the god who installs the bride
  • Fascinus, embodiment of the divine phallus
  • Fecunditas, goddess of fertility
  • Feronia, goddess associated with fertility  and abundance
  • Flora, goddess of flowers and spring
  • Inuus, god of sexual intercourse
  • *Jugatinus, the god who joins the pair in marriage
  • Juno, goddess of marriage and childbirth;  equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera
  • Liber, god of viniculture, wine and male  fertility, equivalent to Greek Dionysus; in archaic Lavinium, a phallic deity
  • Libera, goddess of female fertility and the  earth
  • Lucina, goddess of childbirth
  • Mars, god initially associated with  fertility and vegetation, but later associated with warfare and the Greek  god Ares
  • *Manturna, the goddess who kept the bride at home
  • Mutunus Tutunus, phallic marriage deity  associated with the Greek god Priapus
  • Ops, fertility and earth-goddess
  • Partula, goddess of childbirth, who  determined the duration of each pregnancy
  • *Pertuda, goddess who enables penetration
Venus, Roman goddess of love,  beauty and fertility
  • Picumnus, god of fertility, agriculture,  matrimony, infants and children
  • *Prema, goddess who holds the bride down on the bed
  • Robigus, fertility god who protects crops  against disease
  • *Subigus, the god who subdues the bride to the husband's will
  • Terra, earth goddess associated with  marriage, motherhood, pregnant women, and pregnant animals; equivalent to  the Greek Gaia
  • Venus, goddess of love, beauty and  fertility, equivalent to the Greek goddess Aphrodite
  • *Virginiensis, the goddess who unties the girdle of the bride

* These 8 gods/goddesses consummate marriage and some of them are listed in  the Indigitamenta


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Listing TypeGallery Listing
Listing ID#155224138
Start TimeWed 01 Mar 2017 16:54:54 (EST)
Close TimeThu 12 Oct 2017 11:38:19 (EST)
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Item ConditionSee Descr.
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LocationUnited States
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