Ancient Roman Amulets

Roman Amulet The Roman Empire was superior in many ways with their technology and their craftsmanship at their time in history, but some would say that the ancient Romans were overly superstitious

Ancient roman amulets were designed for various purposes such as to safeguard against evil spirits or evil intentions, and often carried in a pouch around the waist.

 

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ROMAN Period AMBER Fertility Amulet Depicting Phallus with Gold Loop 100 300 AD
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Roman History

Bulla

The Bulla is an amulet presented to a male child in the roman society nine days after they were born. The composition of the amulet was fairly simple as it was made from lead and covered in gold foil. The purpose of the Bulla was pretty simple as well-it warded off the evil spirits, protecting the child during its infancy.

Something to note is that while all families would use a Bulla, the material used in its construction would depend heavily on the status of the family. Upper class families would have a Bulla composed of gold, while lower class families would use lead or even cloth. When a boy became a Roman citizen at the age of sixteen, his Bulla would be removed and saved, only to be removed upon certain special occasions.

Lunula

Females of the Roman society were a bit different. They did not wear the Bulla, but would instead wear the Lunula. Upon the eve of marriage, it would be removed, but instead of being saved, it would be burned with the rest of her childhood toys. There is much speculation as to what this signifies, but many will say that it represents moving on and beginning the next phase of life. At this time, the woman would stop wearing children's clothing and begin to dress as a roman woman.

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