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These phallic mulets, often with the fist with thumb through finger icon, the so called mano fica, were widely worn, especially by soldiers , in the belief that they conferred some protection against the evil eye.



There have been and continue to be a large number of fakes on eBay, especailly in silver. silver amulets are actually pretty rare and when found are usually quite small.


Here is a genuine silver Roman phallic amulet.

It is only 19 mm long.



Here are some fakes in silver. The seller is invited to provide references in the form of photographs from authoratitive  books or auction catalogues or  anywhere online.




Look sort of familar?


Available fairly widely online.



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