Ancient Jewellery

CARNELIAN INTAGLIO OF BONUS EVENTUS

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Year: 0-100 d.C.

Dimension: Higth 1,3 cm; Lenght 0,9 cm

Price: €160.00

Description:

Imperial Period, I-II century A.D. Flat oval agate, engraved with the figure of Bonus Eventus standing facing right, holding a patera and grape wine.

Bonus Eventus ("Good Outcome") was a divine personification in ancient Roman religion. The Late Republican scholar Varro lists him as one of the twelve deities who presided over agriculture, paired with Lympha, the goddess who influenced the water supply. The original function of Bonus Eventus may have been agricultural but during the Imperial era, he represents a more general concept of success and was among the numerous abstractions who appeared as icons on Roman coins.
Cod. 120/2014

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