Roman phallus pendant from Kalkriese, around 9 AD.
Phallus pendant from the battlefield near Kalkriese. Original in copper alloy. The phallus symbol comes in a variety of different forms and types and was considered a powerful means of protecting valuable items (such as horses) from the “evil eye”. These pendants were not worn by people – at least there are no graves with phalluses as grave goods. They were also used as gifts to the gods. We can find them very often in temple areas. 1st – 3rd century AD. , length 6,6 cm. . . .