Genuine Roman Crescent Lunular Moon Pendant. Hoop has been added at some point in antiquity and is silver but the actual moon is bronze. Circa 1st to 4th century AD. Unearthed in Eastern Europe.
A lunula was a crescent moon shaped pendant worn by girls, the equivalent of the boy's bulla, girls ideally wore them as an apotropaic amulet. In the popular belief the Romans wore amulets usually as a talisman, to protect themselves against evil forces, demons and sorcery, but especially against the evil eye.
Perfectly wearable with the addition of a chain or leather thong.
2.5cms high x 1.7 cm at widest point