Genuine Roman coin silver pendant depicting Venus driving a chariot

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Roman Silver Coin 1nd cent. BC • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925

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An authentic Roman silver coin has been set in this sterling silver pendant. It is a denarius of the gens Iulia, dating back to 94 BC. with Venus driving a chariot pulled by two cupids, and a lyre at the bottom left. On the reverse of the coin we can see the helmeted head of Mars.
Venus is a Roman goddess, whose functions encompass love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity, and victory. In Roman mythology, she was the ancestor of the Roman people through her son, Aeneas, who survived the fall of Troy and fled to Italy. Julius Caesar claimed her as his ancestor. Venus was central to many religious festivals, and was revered in Roman religion under numerous cult titles.
The Romans adapted the myths and iconography of her Greek counterpart Aphrodite for Roman art and Latin literature. In the later classical tradition of the West, Venus became one of the most widely referenced deities of Greco-Roman mythology as the embodiment of love and sexuality. She is usually depicted nude in paintings.