Unbeknownst to most regarding ancient Rome the Lion was during the early period of the empire a significant symbol of strength, sovereignty and justice — that embodied Rome’s secular government. This necklace features an amazing and beautifully preserved bronze Lion votive figure I wrapped in aged bronze colored copper wire. It dates to the 1st century CE and came from a private 1970s Eastern Europe collection. The ancient Roman glass turned in to beads were found on the famous Silk Road and were originally broken bowls, vessels, cups and more. They all date between the 4th to 7th century CE. The handmade copper patina clasp is from Mykonos, Greece.
Approximately 29 inches (73.7 cm) long.