Genuine Ancient Roman Coin 137 BC Silver Pendant depicting the She-Wolf with the twins Romulus and Remus

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• Genuine Roman Silver Coin 2nd cent. BC • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925

This sterling silver pendant features an authentic Roman coin from the 2nd century BC, depicting the Capitoline she-wolf with the twins Romulus and Remus, as well as the helmeted head of the Goddess Roma on the reverse side. In Roman mythology, wolves held a special significance as they played a crucial role in the story of Romulus and Remus, the mythical founders of Rome. According to the legend, the twins were rescued by a she-wolf after being thrown into the Tiber River on the orders of King Amulius of Alba Longa. The wolf suckled them, and they were later discovered and adopted by a shepherd and his wife.

The symbolism of the she-wolf in Roman culture represented Roman power and is depicted in various pieces of Roman art and coinage. The earliest known statue of the she-wolf suckling the twins was erected in 296 BC, and dedications to the she-wolf, such as the Lupa Augusta, were set up in various Roman provinces. These dedications were often made by priests of the imperial cult, further cementing the connection between the she-wolf and the Roman state.

Our jewelry store, Serra Roma, proudly presents an exquisite collection that beautifully honors the ancient traditions of Greek and Roman civilizations. Each piece in our collection, including authentic ancient Roman and Greek coins and intaglios, is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, providing proof of its historical significance and origin.