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Zoom Magic Sator Square Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Magic Sator Square Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Magic Sator Square Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Magic Sator Square Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Magic Sator Square Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Magic Sator Square Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Magic Sator Square Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Magic Sator Square Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA

Magic Sator Square Gold Talisman Necklace

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Story

The SATOR Square was first discovered in the ruins of Pompeii, dating back to at least 79 BCE and is the earliest 2D palindrome ever recorded - able to be read backwards, forwards, up and down. Modern historians are mystified by the true purpose of the square, but it is believed to have magical uses.

The SATOR Square was often found carved on the walls of ancient houses all over Roman territories as a symbol of protection and a spell to ward off evil spirits, fevers and hexes. 

The word square contains five latin five-letter words that can all be read backwards and forwards, up and down. The words are: Sator Arepo Tenet Opera Rotas.

The words themselves have perplexed scholars for centuries, especially Arepo, which is not a Latin word, but believed to be a name. Thee most common translation of the square is ‘the farmer/gardener (SATOR) AREPO holds (TENET) and works (OPERA) wheels (ROTAS). (The Gardener Arepo holds and works the wheels/plough). Obviously, this makes little sense, which is why it is believed to have a hidden Roman meaning that has been lost to time. 

This necklace is a direct representation of the Sator Square found in Oppède, France. It is cast in solid sterling silver using the lost wax method, then coated in 18k gold.


Details:


25mm x 25mm gold vermeil talisman
Chain length: 20 inches with a jump ring at 18 inches
Chain type: 18k gold vermeil 1mm wheat chain

About Our Metals

18k Gold Vermeil
Solid 925 sterling silver plated with a 3 micron thick layer of 18 karat gold. Five times thicker than industry standard gold plating and composed entirely of precious metals. Gold Vermeil is a French technique that is a significant step up from regular gold-plated jewelry, which is most often made from cheap brass with a thin flash-plating of gold.

14k Solid Gold
Solid gold is an investment that lasts forever and is perfect to be passed down through generations, historically appreciating in value. Each solid gold piece is made to order within 4 - 6 weeks in our NYC studio.

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