This Roman necklace is made up of amethyst and small gold and pearl beads. A gold crescent pendant, (in Latin "lunula") is suspended from the middle. The moon was a symbol for Diana, the goddess of the hunt, of children, and childbirth. Magical powers were also associated with this symbol. It was supposed to protect women, particularly during pregnancy and childbirth, but also in a wider sense against evil spells. The necklace was therefore both a piece of jewelry and an amulet. Gift box included. Measures 18 in.