Genuine Ancient Greek Coin 130 BC Silver Pendant depicting the rod of Asclepius, symbol of the medical profession

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

In ancient Greek mythology, Asclepius is revered as a hero and god of medicine. As the son of Apollo and Coronis, he represents the healing aspect of the medical arts. Asclepius' daughters, Hygieia, Laso, Aceso, Aegle, and Panacea, respectively, represent various aspects of good health and recovery. Asclepius shared with Apollo the epithet Paean, which means "the Healer". The rod of Asclepius, which is a snake-entwined staff, has become a symbol of medicine that is still used today. The physicians and attendants who served Asclepius were known as the Therapeutae of Asclepius.

This sterling silver pendant is set with a real Greek drachma from the 2nd century BC, which features the rod of Aesculapius, the symbol of the medical profession. On the back of the coin, we can see the graduated head of Aesculapius. The pendant pays homage to the ancient god of medicine and serves as a symbol of the importance of medicine in our lives. The rod of Asclepius has come to represent not only the practice of medicine but also the healing power that doctors and healthcare professionals possess. Wearing this pendant is a way to pay tribute to the ancient roots of medicine and to honor the dedicated professionals who continue to practice it today.

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.