This striking pendant recalls the form of the tabula ansata ("tablet with handles"), the favorite form onto which Romans inscribed or painted important messages, such as names, announcements, and other information. Several of these survive today; many are of stone, while others are painted. The tabula ansata may be seen for example in the relief images of the Arch of Titus, in Rome.
We bring this form to you as a space for you to inscribe and wear your own important message or information! Our large tabula ansata may be inscribed with up to 10 letters in a Roman font. While names or initials are always a perfect choice, we also recommend choosing a motivational word (we are happy to help translate it into Latin!), or a number or date special to you that we may render in Roman numerals. If you would like your pendant engraved, please specify the letters in the Special Instructions area of this page. Our pendant may also be purchased along with one of our 18" Italian gold or silver chains, available here.
"Potentia" was the ancient Roman city today known as Potenza. The town became a strong and militarized Roman colony in 184 BC; its colonization by the Romans began an urbanization previously unknown in the area. Potentia thrived throughout the second century AD. "Potentia" means "power."
Pendant height: 1 cm (.4 in)
Pendant length: 3.5 cm (1.4 in)
Pendant width: 2.5 mm (.1 in)
Available Precious Metals and Prices
925 Sterling Silver: $115
18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $185
14 Karat Gold: $325
18 Karat Gold: $485