Genuine Ancient Roman Coin 72 BC Silver Pendant depicting the winged head of Medusa
Set into this sterling silver pendant is an authentic denarius dating back to 72 BC depicting Medusa, with wings and snakes in her hair. On the reverse of the coin we can see Bellerophon riding the horse Pegasus. The coin was minted by L.Cossutius Sabula, Roman monetary magistrate.
Medusa is one of the three Gorgons.
Gorgons were a popular image in Greek mythology, appearing in the earliest of written records of Ancient Greek religious beliefs such as those of Homer. Their legendary and powerful gaze could turn one to stone, so images of the Gorgons were put upon objects and buildings for protection.
Our brand's exquisite jewelry collection pays homage to these ancient traditions, and every piece comes with a certificate of authenticity, attesting to its Greek or Roman origin.