Roman Votive Lead Mirror

Ca.  1st - 3rd Century AD

Discovered - Gaul, France

 

This lead mirror would have been a votive or ritual gift to the Gods. Placed in areas of pagan worship as a physical offering to the afterlife and are often discovered in sacred springs, boss or other places of pagan worship.

 

** Roman / Pagan Worship **

Paganism (from classical Latin pāgānus "rural", "rustic", later "civilian") is a term first used in the fourth century by early Christians for people in the Roman Empire who practiced polytheism or ethnic religions other than Judaism. In the time of the Roman empire, individuals fell into the pagan class either because they were increasingly rural and provincial relative to the Christian population, or because they were not milites Christi (soldiers of Christ). Alternative terms in Christian texts were hellene, gentile, and heathen. Ritual sacrifice was an integral part of ancient Graeco-Roman religion and was regarded as an indication of whether a person was pagan or Christian. Paganism has broadly connoted the "religion of the peasantry".

Roman Votive Lead Mirror - 1st - 3rd Century AD

SKU: Roman Votive Lead Mirror
$250.00Price
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