Authentic Roman coin depicting the winged head of Medusa sterling silver pendant; Bellerophon rides Pegasus, in the other side

  • • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Roman Silver Coin 1st cent. BC • Band material: Sterling Silver 925

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.
All our jewels are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity which certifies their origin from the Greek or Roman world!