A blue glass pendant with suspension loop. The disc stamped in relief with a lion walking right, crescent and star symbols above. Reverse plain.
Eastern Roman empire: Circa 4th-5th century AD.
Very Fine condition with attractive iridescence.
Height including loop 26.5 mms (1 inch)
Literature: See item 895; Pendants and Disks with Stamped Ornaments; Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass; Volume 3 for similar and discussion. David Whitehouse comments that such items had a variety of functions; some were worn to bring good fortune or to ward off evil, others were issued as tokens or weights issued in the name of the governor of Constantinople.
Rare Roman blue glass pendant
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