Crusades period. Over 3/4” height, comprising a radial splay of hemispheres on stalks, probably a late reference to the Roman Rota Fortuna (Wheel of Fortune). That was the symbol for Fortuna and embodied the concept that fortune and therefore life, was capricious. Small central dome corresponding to the roots of the stalks. Silvered bronze, professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored on a modern sterling silver chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certification of authenticity.