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: Romano-British pendant It is a particularly rare find for Norfolk, and indeed Britain, in its depiction of a phallus made in richly coloured gold, and is in good condition. Its special significance lies in the symbolism of the object and what is tells us about life in Roman times and people’s belief systems. Phallic amulets were commonly worn in Roman times both as a symbol of sexuality, and to promote fertility.

: Romano-British pendant It is a particularly rare find for Norfolk, and indeed Britain, in its depiction of a phallus made in richly coloured gold, and is in good condition. Its special significance lies in the symbolism of the object and what is tells us about life in Roman times and people’s belief systems. Phallic amulets were commonly worn in Roman times both as a symbol of sexuality, and to promote fertility.

"Qudshu" Gold Pendant. 1300 BCE. From Uluburun Shipwreck, Southwestern Turkey.

"Qudshu" Gold Pendant. 1300 BCE. From Uluburun Shipwreck, Southwestern Turkey.

Reverse of Edward I long-cross penny found during investigations at Weedon Hill, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Long cross pennies were first issued during the reign of Henry III, to try to stop people clipping silver coinage.

Reverse of Edward I long-cross penny found during investigations at Weedon Hill, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Long cross pennies were first issued during the reign of Henry III, to try to stop people clipping silver coinage.

Gold Armband with a Triton (a sea god) holding a baby Eros  --  200 BCE  --  Greek

Gold Armband with a Triton (a sea god) holding a baby Eros -- 200 BCE -- Greek

Gold Diadem  --  2nd Half, 7th Century  --   Athens National Archaeological Museum

Gold Diadem -- 2nd Half, 7th Century -- Athens National Archaeological Museum

Greek, hairnet 3rd century B.C.

Greek, hairnet 3rd century B.C.

Aureus of Emperor Domitian: Rome, 88-89 AD This gold coin of the Roman emperor Domitian celebrated his successes against the Germans.

Aureus of Emperor Domitian: Rome, 88-89 AD This gold coin of the Roman emperor Domitian celebrated his successes against the Germans.