Afmeting: Diameter 8 cm.
Periode: 0 tot 400 n.Chr.
One piece of a bracelet, on the end there's a snakehead, maybe Roman or Celtic.
Length: 80 mm.
Age 1st century B.C. – 1st century A.D.
And below one.....
Because owls can see in the dark very well, the Romans attributed prospective powers to them.
Roman soothsayers ‘translated’ certain signs of owls in predictions of the future.
This statue of an owl apparently served as a sort of a signboard of a seer who lived in the city of Rome.
At the pedestal is the text ‘Archates Petrios, the soothsayer, predicts the future for four as’.
The as was a Roman coin. The owl holds a dead mouse under its paw. The falcon’s hood over its
head probably served to control the bird when the soothsayer tried to predict the future from the owl’s
movements. In the 18th century, the Dutch stadholders Willem IV and V were the owners of the statue.
Dating from: 1st century AD, material:
marble, height: 76 cm, found in Rome