Photographer Unknown, A Tintinnabulum
In ancient Rome, a tintinnabulum was a wind chime or assemblage of bells. It often took the form of a bronze phallic figure with wings, known as a fascinum, which warded off evil and brought good fortune and prosperity. Hung outdoors in locations such as gardens, porticos, houses and shops, the wind would cause the bells to ring. This was believed to be a deterrent against evil spirits.