This sterling silver pendant is set with a genuine ancient Greek coin.
Denomination: AE Bronze
Date: 196-146 BCE
Description: Thessaly, Thessalian League. 196-146 B.C. AE 19 mm. 5.40 grams. Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right Reverse: Athena Itonia walking right, brandishing javelin & holding shield, HRA monogram in right field.
History: The Thessalian League/confederacy was made up of several cities in the Thessalian valley in Northern Greece. This area was completely surrounded by mountains and isolated except for a few passes. It was one of the few areas of Greece self-sufficient in grain and produced livestock and horses. The league continued until 146 BC, then became part of the Roman province of Macedonia. The Greek god Apollo is often shown as a young man with a laurel wreath, and is one of the Twelve Olympians. He is the son of Zeus and Leto and the twin brother of Artemis. He was the god of healing and medicine, of music and poetry, and was the leader of the Muses. He also was a god of revenge and justice. He was closely associated with the art of music. Athena was one of the most important goddesses in Greek mythology. She sprang full-grown and armored from the forehead of the god Zeus and was his favorite child. The Parthenon, in Athens, became hers as a result of her gift of the olive tree to the Athenian people. A sprig of the tree appears on her coin
1. Avoid chemicals. Do not wear to hot tubs or sea.
2. To clean use a silver cloth on gold. Absolutely NO JEWELRY CLEANERS!
3. Best preserved in ziplock bag when not worn.
The jewelry made in the US.
The piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity of the Coin.
Workmanship is guaranteed.
RETURNS: 2 weeks no questions asked. Time counts from the time you receive the item to the time you ship it back.