Roman glass phalera (military pendant)R5
A fragment from a dark blue glass phalera in the form of a female head.
Phalerae were awarded for bravery to Roman soldiers and worn on the breastplate during parades, in the same manner as modern medals.
Roman, 1st Century AD
3.5 x 3.7 cms, 2.2 cms deep
Repaired from several pieces, area of loss below the chin
Ex. private collection, Gloucestershire, UK.