Coins, Tokens, Historical Medals and Antiquities (2 & 3 June 2021)

Date of Auction: 2nd & 3rd June 2021

Sold for £120

Estimate: £80 - £100

Romano-British, bronze Phallic Pendant, 2nd cent. AD, 4.5cm long, moulded in the round with a slightly upwards elongated curving shaft, small rounded knobs on each side forming the testicles; central suspension loop. In fine condition with a light green, slightly pitted, patina £80-£100

Footnote

Provenance: Found in Warwickshire.

The phallic symbolism represents fortune, bringing fertility cults and acts as a good luck charm for the wearer