Authentic Roman Silver Coin Pendant depicting God Apollo
- • Handmade 100% Made in Italy
• Authentic Roman Silver Coin 1st cent. BC
• Band material: Sterling Silver 925
This silver pendant was designed by me and handmade by the craftsmen of my shop, SERRA, opened in Rome in 1910 and located in via Margutta 57, in the historic center of the city, very close to the Spanish Steps!
Apollo was considered the standard of male beauty! Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto. His twin sister is Artemis. He was the God of the arts, music, healing, purification, prophecy, oracles, plague, poetry, civilization, the sun, truth, intelligence, logic, reason, and archery, he also showed men the art of medicine.
He is famous for his oracle at Delphi. People traveled to it from all over the Greek world to divine the future. On the reverse side of the coin there is Minerva in quadriga.
Minerva ( in the center ) is the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy. From the second century BC onward, the Romans equated her with the Greek goddess Athena. Minerva is one of the three Roman deities in the Capitoline Triad, along with Jupiter and Juno.
She was the goddess of music, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, and crafts. Though she is a female figure, Minerva is commonly depicted as tall with an athletic and muscular build, as well as wearing armor and carrying a spear.