Rome Italy - Roma Castel Sant'Angelo - Vintage Silver Enamel Travel Shield Charm

$29.95

Roma Italy ROME Castel Sant'Angelo Travel Shield Charm


Roma (Rome, Italy)

Castel Sant'Angelo

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome, initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum.


Hadrian's tomb

The tomb of the Roman emperor Hadrian, also called Adrian's mole,[1] was erected on the right bank of the Tiber, between 135 and 139. Originally the mausoleum was a decorated cylinder, with a garden top and golden quadriga. Hadrian's ashes were placed here a year after his death in Baiae in 138, together with those of his wife Sabina, and his first adopted son, Lucius Aelius, who also died in 138. Following this, the remains of succeeding emperors were also placed here, the last recorded deposition being Caracalla in 217. Also buried there were the bones of Julia Domna and her son Publius Septimius Geta. The urns containing these ashes were probably placed in what is now known as the Treasury room deep within the building. Hadrian also built the Pons Aelius facing straight onto the mausoleum it still provides a scenic approach from the center of Rome and the right bank of the Tiber, and is renowned for the Baroque additions of statuary of angels holding aloft elements of the Passion of Christ.



Description: Vintage Enamel Souvenir Travel Bracelet Shield Charm

Measurements:
Height: 5/8 inch Width: 1⁄2 inch
Depth: 1/8 inch Weight: 1.0 grams

Condition: Beautiful detail and in excellent condition for its age!

Metal:
800 Silver


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  • Model: Rome Castel Angelo Shield Charm
  • 5 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: eCharmony Travel Shield Charms


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