Ancient Roman Horse Pendant
Ancient Roman Bronze Horse (2nd-3rd Century) Set with Emeralds and Diamonds.
Thought to provide good luck, Romans sometimes sacrificed horses and divided pieces of the animals between households in the hopes that either the blood, bone, tail or skin would bring a successful harvest. People who owned horses also were held at a higher status then those who did not own the animals. The type of horses which were ridden by Roman emperors were a distinct breed. The Maremmano horses of Lazio, the region around Rome, are believed to be the descendants of steeds ridden by emperors such as Marcus Aurelius 2,000 years ago.
- 1.61cts diamonds
- 13.25cts emeralds