First century AD, the time of Christ. Gilt bronze, about 3/4” diameter with central dome stud from which radiate eight spokes, alternately lineal and pointed. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored on a modern polished leather neck cord. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. The Rota Fortunae belongs to the goddess Fortuna who spins it randomly causing the fates of people to be altered dramatically, some with great benefit and others with tragedy. The image was used in jewelry and art to bring good fortune.