20 Kt Gilded Silver Pendant: Authentic Roman Glass Balsamarium from the 1st Century AD

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Roman Glass 1st cent. AD • Material: 20 Kt gilded Sterling Silver

This exquisite gilded silver pendant showcases an authentic Roman glass balsamarium (1st century A.D. - ampulla vitrea), historically used by Romans to hold fragrant oils. The practice of anointing the body with perfumed oils was deeply ingrained in Roman daily life, esteemed by figures like Pliny, who regarded such oils as among life's most luxurious and dignified possessions.

During the Augustan era, Italy boasted a thriving industry known for producing exceptional goods, including items of significant value like this balsamarium. What sets this particular piece apart is its captivating "luminescence," a phenomenon that develops within the glass over centuries, adding to its allure and beauty.

Our jewelry store, Serra Roma, proudly presents an exquisite collection that beautifully honors the ancient traditions of Greek and Roman civilizations. Each piece in our collection, including authentic ancient Roman and Greek coins and intaglios, is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, providing proof of its historical significance and origin.