A very impressive and rare Roman/Celtic lead Mystery cult plaque.
The rectangular plaque shows a temple with Corinthian capitals with snakes in the corners above. Sol with a crown of rays in a Quadriga above the the Celtic horse goddess Epona in the center. Below are several figures, some grouped around a table of fish. The bottom row shows a kantharos, a lion, a snake and a rooster, representing the four elements: water, fire, earth, and air.
Epona was one of the few Celtic divinities worshipped in Rome itself and was widespread in the Roman Empire between the first and third century AD.
Size: 93 x 77,7 mm
Condition: very good condition, signs of wear and patina consistent with age and use.
Certificate of Authenticity available upon request (pdf-format).
Shipping: registered and insured parcel.
Purchased by the current owner from a Belgian collection.
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- Romersk antik
- sjældne Mystery Cult plaque med Sol og Epona
- 93×77.7 mm
- Århundrede/ Tidsramme
- 2nd - 3rd century AD
- God stand, se billede