Magical Bell Sterling Silver Necklace

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Price: $69.99

Item Number: BR030N
Manufacturer: Laurel Elliott DVB New York

The original of this mysteriously inscribed bell is in the collection of the British Museum. It is Italian in origin dated to the last quarter of the 19th century, but with a deeper history.

  • Pendant: 3/4" long
  • Chain length: 18"

This charming bell is an exact copy, although on a much smaller scale, of an ancient engraved gold bell discovered on the Esquiline Hill in Rome. A two-line inscription in Greek characters appears on the four sides of the bell, each line ending in a palmette. The ancient inscription does not translate precisely.  What can be deciphered indicates that the words are meant to be a magical charm to ward off evil. The 19th century bell was originally owned by Castellani, a famous jeweler of the period, who collected jewelry extensively.

                             
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