DIOSCURI CASTOR AND POLLUX Genuine Ancient Thracian Silver Coin 3rd cent. BC Pendant

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Genuine Thracian Silver Coin 3rd cent. BC • Bezel material: Sterling Silver 925
$636.00

This sterling silver pendant features an authentic Thracian coin from the 3rd century BC, adorned with the twin heads of the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux.

In Greek and Roman mythology, Castor and Pollux are celebrated as twin half-brothers, collectively known as the Dioscuri. Born to Leda, their parentage is unique; Castor is the mortal son of Tyndareus, king of Sparta, while Pollux is the divine son of Zeus, who, disguised as a swan, seduced Leda. This unconventional lineage exemplifies heteropaternal superfecundation. Although their birth narratives vary, they are sometimes portrayed as hatching from an egg alongside their twin sisters, Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra.

In Latin, the twins are referred to as the Gemini (literally "twins") or Castores, and also as the Tyndaridae or Tyndarids. Pollux beseeched Zeus to grant him and his twin shared immortality, ensuring their eternal companionship, and they were subsequently transformed into the constellation Gemini. Revered as patrons of sailors, Castor and Pollux were believed to manifest as St. Elmo's fire, offering guidance and protection on the tumultuous seas. Additionally, they were closely associated with horsemanship, reflecting their Indo-European origins as divine horse twins.

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.