Roma Italy ROME Wolf Remus Romulus Travel Shield CharmDescription: Vintage Enamel Souvenir Travel Bracelet
detail and in excellent condition for its age!
Metal: 800 Silver
Roma (Rome, Italy)
Capitoline She Wolf with Remus & Romulus
bronze Capitoline Wolf in the Museo Nuovo in the Palazzo dei
Conservatori on the Campidoglio (the ancient Capitoline Hill) —where it
has been housed since 1473 — is one of the icons of the founding of
Rome. When the twins Romulus and Remus's father Numitor was overthrown
by his brother Amulius, according to the founding myth, he ordered them
to be cast into the Tiber. They were rescued by a she-wolf who cared
for them until a herdsman, Faustulus, found and raised them. The statue
was long thought to be an Etruscan work of the 5th century BC,  with
the twins added in the late 15th century AD, probably by the sculptor
Antonio Pollaiuolo.. However, radiocarbon and thermoluminescence
dating has found that it was possibly manufactured in the 13th century
CE; this result, which undercuts the sculpture's iconic significance,
is still contested The sculpture is somewhat larger than life-size,
standing 75 cm high and 114 cm long. The wolf is depicted in a tense,
watchful pose, with alert ears and glaring eyes watching for danger. By
contrast, the human twins - executed in a completely different style -
are oblivious to their surroundings, absorbed by their suckling.
is the motto of the city of Rome and appears in the city's coat of
arms, as well as on many of the city's civic buildings, public
fountains, and manhole covers. SPQR is an initialism from a Latin
phrase, Senatus Populusque Romanus ("The Senate and the People of Rome"
or "The Senate and Roman People"), referring to the government of the
ancient Roman Republic, and used as an official signature of the
government. It appears on coins, at the end of documents made public by
inscription in stone or metal, in dedications of monuments and public
works, and was emblazoned on the standards of the Roman legions. The
phrase appears many hundreds of times in Roman political, legal and
historical literature, including the speeches of Marcus Tullius Cicero
and the history of Titus Livius. Since the meaning and the words never
vary, except for the spelling and inflection of populus in literature,
Latin dictionaries classify it as a formula.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 02 January, 2010.