Ancient Roman brooch ‘Lovely’ Palindrome included
A person with a metal detector in a 1,800-year-old copper brooch, letter “RMA” engraved on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom have discovered. It is words that, quite literally, “beautiful,” Scientists are included.
Brooch, which was a time when the Roman Empire controlled the UK, depending on how they are teaching different means to prevent the letters on dates. When read left to right, the letter “Roma,” Rome and as a monogram for the name of God. “Dea Roma, Roma can be identified as the city of Rome god personifying,” the researchers said in a paper set to be published in the magazine wrote in Lucerna.
However, when read from right to left, a single letter “Amor,” Cupid, the god of love in the form of the Latin name for the monogram. “Palindrome Roma-Amor was widely recognized and played in ancient times,” the researchers said, the fact that the words can be read backward or forward to the magic phrase is referring to.
There is yet another possible meaning. Even the person who wore the brooch brooch Tue wore each other with monogram for the planet, the god of war, combined “Rome Tue planet, (the city)” or “Rome, be a dear Tue planet full meaning of two brooches, “the researchers wrote.
Different means could serve to “confound the viewer and thus the risk of ill-directed gaze deflect a malign fate,” the researchers wrote.
In December 2015, a metal detector Portable Antiquities Brooch Discovery Scheme (PAS), which keeps records of the finds was reported by a person using was found.
Worn by a Roman soldier?
In ancient times, the use of a pin, “perhaps a tunic or cloak brooch, was connected to the” Sally Worrell, one of the authors of the paper and a national finds an adviser with PAS said.
Brooch wearer may be a Roman soldier or veteran, the researchers said in the letter, noting that similar breaches in southern Germany and eastern Europe have been found in Roman military garrisons.
Although a Roman outpost on the Isle of Wight has been identified so far, researchers that Roman soldiers, traveled to the island, while the Roman veterans say it is possible to be settled.
In England and Wales, the amateurs, to use metal detectors to find artifacts unless they have permission from the landowner and conservation of archaeological sites have been provided by the government is to avoid legal. Find something (such as those made of precious metal) must be reported to the authorities of antiquities.
While by amateurs using metal detectors is legal, it is a controversial practice; Some professional archaeologists say it can damage archaeological sites.
It is not known if the brooch Finder will donate it to a museum.