Metal detectorist from the United Kingdom has recently discovered a brooch, dated to 1800 BC. The artefact is made of copper and contains the letters “RMA” engraved in its shape. It is believed that the combination of letters produces different meanings depending from which side the find is viewed. When read left to right, the letters form a monogram for “Roma,” the name of Rome and its deity. When read from right to left, the same letters form the monogram for “Amor,” the Latin name for Cupid, the god of love. The brooch was probably attached to a tunic or cloak, using a pin.
(after Live Science)