Bring a little of the ancient oceans into your life with this spiral ammonite pendant. This large pendant will make an eye-catching focal point for your next outfit.
Ammonites are fossilized marine animals. The name ammonite is inspired by the spiral shape of the shell, which look a bit like tightly coiled ram horns. Pliny the Elder (Pompei, 79AD) named these shells "ammonis cornua" or Horns of Ammon. This was because the Egyptian god Ammon was typically depicted wearing ram's horns. The ram's horns quickly became a symbol of supremacy. As a result, later kings, emperors and even deities outside of Egypt were often depicted wearing these horns of ammon.
The image on the right shows a terracotta fragment depicting Jupiter Ammon with horns, made after Rome conquered Egypt. The romans adopted the horns as a symbol or supremacy.
Photo credit Horns of Ammon: By Lalupa - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1803828