Lion Phalera Lauersfort, Bronze

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Lion Phalera Lauersfort

This sculpted ornamental disc is inspired by a find from Lauersfort at the Lower Rhine. The diameter of this Phalera correspondens to the orignal size of almost 11 cm. The motif of the Lion's head is sculpted beautifully with many details.

In addition to being used as a military award, the Medusa Phalera can of course also be used as furniture or door fitting or for other decorative purposes.

The attachment of the disc on leather straps can be done by drilling holes into the outer ring, the rivets are included. On request, individual supplements such as eyelets can be attached to the backside (see pic.). The Phalera is made of genuine bronze and is produced by hand in the lost wax process, elaborately reworked and polished.

 

Medusa Phalera Lauersfort

On the manor Lauersfort, between Moers and Krefeld on the Lower Rhine, in 1857 or 1858 during drainage several relief-decorated plaques with plastic motifs were discovered, which are now on display in the Neues Museum Berlin. Due to the scientific value and the high artistic quality, copies of it can also be seen in several other museums, for example in the RGZM in Mainz or in the Museum Burg Linn.
The 9 ornamental discs - plus a crescent-shaped badge and a larger honor bowl with oak wreath - are interpreted as Roman military medals, so-called Phalerae. On some of the discs there are the name of the craftsman (Medanus) and the name of the owner (Titus Flavius ​​Festus). The Phalerae were produced most likely in the 1st century AD in a Gallic workshop, although sometimes a creation in the early 2nd century is considered as possible.

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