Phallus Amulet

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 3.7 cm long
Price: 400 Euro
Ref: 3500
Provenance: Since the early 1980s in a German private collection.
Condition: Intact
Description: Bronze amulet in form of a phallus (“Fascinum”) with an angular cross section. On the side protruding, a rounded scrotum. On the upper side a large eyelet for suspension, the end trumpet shaped. Phallus amulets were common in the Roman Empire. They were worn as a charm and should protect against the evil eye. Already children wore these popular amulets. They were also hung on important livestock for protection.