Roman spintria

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Roman spintria

Material: Bronze

Origin: Europe

Datation: 43 - 88 

Dimensions: 20-23 mm 

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Copy of a roman spintria of 1st century conforming to the original in archeo-compatible dimensions and material, suitable for historical re-enactors and museums. Handcrafted by Di Saro' Marco in the Italian Labortemporis laboratory located in France.

An erotic coin maybe used by nobility orges or sexy party 

Tacito, Svetonio and Vitellius talk about young boys used as sex toys from emperors under Tiberio (for exemple) called Spintriae.

"Svetonio, Cal., 16: “Spintrias monstrosarum libidinum aegre ne profundo mergeret exoratus,
urbe submovit”

Svetonio, Vit., 3, 2; “A. Vitellius L. filius imperator natus est VIII. Kal. Oct., vel ut quidam
VII. Id. Sept., Druso Caesare Norbano Flacco cons. Genituram eius praedictam
a mathematicis ita parentes exhorruerunt, ut pater magno opere semper contenderit, ne
qua ei provincia vivo se committeretur, mater et missum ad legiones et appellatum imperatorem
pro afflicto statim lamentata sit. Pueritiam primamque adulescentiam Capreis
egit inter Tiberiana scorta, et ipse perpetuo Spintriae cognomine notatus existimatusque
corporis gratia initium et causa incrementorum patri fuisse”. Simile notizia è riportata
anche su Cassio Dione, 63, 4, 2.

The "coins" came from different collections as 

Kuenker collection115/2006, 402

Copenhagen, Nationalmuseen Reutze2095

Milano

Vienna, MK-32741/b

Gorny collection100/1999, n. 658

Hess Collection 1912, n. 545.

Source: 

"Atti del convegno Atina, 7 Marzo 2009"

ed: Diana