Roma Italy ROME Castel Sant'Angelo Travel Shield Charm
Roma (Rome, Italy)
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.
tomb of the Roman emperor Hadrian, also called Adrian's mole, 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
detail and in excellent condition for its age!
Metal: 800 Silver
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 02 January, 2010.