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Phallus pendant, anyone?

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annis
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Phallus pendant, anyone?

Post by annis » Wed May 29th, 2013, 4:21 am

Always in search of revenue streams, like most museums these days, the Lynn Museum has come up with a novel idea- souvenir pendants based on one of its most popular exhibits. The Hillington Phallus (named after Hillington, Norfolk where it was found) is a 2,000-year-old Romano-British pendant, which is 2cm and made of gold, but the replicas will be made in either silver or bronze options. Phalluses of this type were originally considered good luck symbols rather than erotica.

Story here:
http://www.lynnnews.co.uk/lifestyle/lif ... -1-5114575
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed May 29th, 2013, 4:44 am

Hmm--at first glance, it looks like a cross! :p

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Post by fljustice » Thu May 30th, 2013, 3:32 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Hmm--at first glance, it looks like a cross! :p [/quote]

Steven Saylor uses a gold fascinus as a plot point in his books Roma and Empire. It gets passed down from generation to generation. In the Christian era it's mistaken for a cross and nearly causes the death of one of the family. :eek:
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Post by Margaret » Tue June 11th, 2013, 6:20 am

I'm guessing the Lynn Musem's souvenir fascinus will be a financial success story for them. I'd love to have one, though there are probably very few occasions when I'd feel bold enough to wear it!
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