Authentic Roman Bronze Coin Pendant depicting God Mercury

  • • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Roman Bronze Coin 3rd cent. BC • Band material: Sterling Silver 925

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In this pendant is set an authentic Roman coin from the 3rd century BC, depicting Mercury with his winged hat, the petasus. On the back we can see a Roman ship's prow with the inscription ROMA above. Hermes is an Olympian deity in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Hermes is considered the herald of the gods. He is also considered the protector of human heralds, travelers, the mortal and the divine, aided by his winged sandals. Hermes plays the role of the psychopomp or "soul guide" — a conductor of souls into the afterlife. In myth, Hermes functioned as the emissary and messenger of the gods and was often presented as the son of Zeus and Maia, the Pleiad.