The Sator Square was first found in the ruins of Pompeii, dating back to at least 79 BCE and is the earliest 2D palindrome ever recorded. Modern historians are mystified by the true purpose of the square, but it is often believed to have magical uses.
The Sator Square was found carved on the walls of ancient houses 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 plated with anti-tarnish hypoallergenic rhodium to provide protection and shine.
Details 25mm x 25mm talisman pendant Hypoallergenic anti-tarnish rhodium plating Chain length: 20" with 18" jump ring