Authentic Roman coin (147 BC) depicting the Goddess Roma and a cornucopia sterling silver pendant

€650,00
  • • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Roman Silver Coin 2nd cent. BC • Band material: Sterling Silver 925

An authentic silver denarius from 147 BC has been set into this silver pendant. depicting the Goddess Rome. Behind her, we can see a cornucopia, for the Romans bringer of abundance and good luck. On the other side of the coin are the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, on horseback.

In ancient Roman religion, Roma was a female deity who personified the city of Rome and more broadly, the Roman state. Her image appears on the base of the column of Antoninus Pius.
As an archetype, she represents the model followed by rational women, governed by the head as well as by the heart, able to maintain control in difficult situations or emergency, by developing appropriate strategies which lead the woman to act with the determination of a man. Archetype that also leads the woman to keep under control the events, to consider the effects and modify the course of an action when it appears unproductive.
In Roman art and coins, she was depicted with a helmet and other military equipment.
Goddess Rome had a cult with a priesthood exclusively male!

Castor and Pollux , the Dioscuri, were twin half-brothers in Greek and Roman mythology, known together as the Dioscuri
Their mother was Leda, but they had different fathers; Castor was the mortal son of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta, while Pollux was the divine son of Zeus, who seduced Leda in the guise of a swan. The pair are thus an example of heteropaternal superfecundation. Though accounts of their birth are varied, they are sometimes said to have been born from an egg, along with their twin sisters Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra.

In Latin the twins are also known as the Gemini (literally "twins") or Castores,as well as the Tyndaridae or Tyndarids. Pollux asked Zeus to let him share his own immortality with his twin to keep them together, and they were transformed into the constellation Gemini. The pair were regarded as the patrons of sailors, to whom they appeared as St. Elmo's fire. They were also associated with horsemanship, in keeping with their origin as the Indo-European horse twins.

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