Ancient Roman phallic wind chime ``Cinchinnabulum'' that prevents evil eye has been unearthed



In ancient Rome, the chin chin nabulum , a wind chime shaped like a phallus, was used as a talisman to ward off the evil eye . It has been reported that a new Chinchinnabulum has been discovered at an ancient Roman site in eastern Serbia.

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Phallus wind chime found at Roman Viminacium

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A new bronze Cincinnabulum has been unearthed at the ruins of Viminacium, an ancient Roman city in eastern Serbia. The artifact was buried in the balcony of a large house on the city's main street, and archaeologist Ilya Danković of the Belgrade Archaeological Institute said, ``It probably fell to the ground when the building collapsed in a fire.'' I'm talking.

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Viminacium was the capital of the ancient Roman province of Moesia Superior (Upper Moesia), and at its peak it boasted a population of 40,000 people. Viminacium flourished as a military city with a racetrack, amphitheatre, meeting halls, and baths, but it was sacked by King Attila of the Huns in 441 AD, rebuilt by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, and then rebuilt in 582 AD. Destroyed by Slavic invasions.

The Chinchin Nabulum, newly discovered in Viminacium, is characterized by a phallic representation, like other amulet wind chimes, and its strange appearance and sound frighten away evil spirits, which was highly feared at the time. It is believed that it was created to prevent

The complete structure of the new Chin Chin Nabulum is unknown until it is restored, but it is designed with two legs, wings, and a magical phallus called Fascinus . Mr. Danković said, ``Judging from the appearance, there are four wind chimes and a chain to hang them.It also seems to have a design that is not found in other Chinchinnabulum.''

This is the second Chinchin Nalum found at Viminacium, but the first Chinchin Nalum is in a private collection in Austria, and details are unknown.

According to Danković, the penis was not necessarily vulgar for the ancient Romans. 'It was thought to bring good luck and happiness, and was an effective weapon in fighting the evil eye. Therefore, the phallus was used throughout the Roman world, from wine goblets to amulets worn by children. I was seen,” Dankovic said.

Phallic pendants have also been found in ancient Roman ruins.

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Danković believes the newly excavated Cincinnalum was likely an import from elsewhere in the Roman Empire. Therefore, Dankovic pointed out that this discovery may be evidence that there was a social elite at Viminacium who could pay large sums of money for such items.

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