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Gold amulet pendant

Unknown1st century B.C.

Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática

Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática

Gold phallic amulet depicting testicles on the lower central part and a fig on the right tip. The association of the two genitalia, male and female, was one of the most effective weapons against spells and evil eye. Gold also has apotropaic properties, being a protector in itself. It comes from the Las Amoladeras wreck, from which lead items were also recovered, such as rivets and projectiles, together with some pottery fragments that enable it to be dated in the 1st century B. C.

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  • Title: Gold amulet pendant
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1st century B.C.
  • Original Tittle: Amuleto colgante en oro
  • Type: Artefact
  • Rights: http://museoarqua.mcu.es/
  • External Link: CERES

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