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Felicitas - ROMAE Jewelry
Felicitas - ROMAE Jewelry
Felicitas - ROMAE Jewelry
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Felicitas Bracelet

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This gorgeous solid tubular bracelet is as weighty as it is sleek, and is modeled after a sixth century BC Greek example now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. 

"Felicitas" means "happiness." As a divine figure in the Roman world, Felicitas brought productivity, happiness, and blessedness. In the late Republic, she became the special protector of Roman generals, and during the empire, would soon come to symbolize the blessings of the imperial regime, specifically the wealth and prosperity of the Roman empire.

She was often depicted on coins as a female figure carrying the horn of plenty, or the cornucopia, and the caduceus or messenger's staff (Mercury, the messenger god, was also a god of commerce, in the Roman world). Starting with the emperor Trajan in the second century AD, these coins celebrated "Felicitas Temporum," or the "Prosperity of the(se) Times."

"Felicitas" was a watchword used by Julius Caesar's troops at the Battle of Thapsus (46 BC), a battle against Caesar's Republican enemies during the civil wars, in the province of Africa.

Bracelet Details

Height of tube: .6 cm

Flat interior

Available Precious Metals and Prices

925 Sterling Silver: $240

18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $420

14 Karat Gold: $1,800

18 Karat Gold: $2,600