Roman Bronze Seal Box with Phallus A bronze diamond shaped seal box with an embossed phallus on the lid, where the appliqué has a round.. Product #: SH-25 Regular price: $150.00 $150.00 In Stock
Roman Bronze Seal Box with PhallusRoman Bronze Seal Box with PhallusRoman Bronze Seal Box with Phallus

Roman Bronze Seal Box with Phallus

Product Code: SH-25
Length: 3.2CM

£150.00

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A bronze diamond shaped seal box with an embossed phallus on the lid, where the appliqué has a round space for a decorative inlay. The box has a bronze hinge at the top and four holes in the reverse side. 

Seal boxes were invented by the Romans to secure important information or goods being delivered. It was a small bronze box most often attached to fabric or leather containers. The box would be filled with wax, impressed with the sender’s seal and closed. An embossed phallus was a popular design for ancient Roman seal boxes as it was a symbol of...

A bronze diamond shaped seal box with an embossed phallus on the lid, where the appliqué has a round space for a decorative inlay. The box has a bronze hinge at the top and four holes in the reverse side. 

Seal boxes were invented by the Romans to secure important information or goods being delivered. It was a small bronze box most often attached to fabric or leather containers. The box would be filled with wax, impressed with the sender’s seal and closed. An embossed phallus was a popular design for ancient Roman seal boxes as it was a symbol of masculinity, vigour and power.

Condition: fine condition

Period: 1st-3rd century AD

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