Genuine Roman Silver Coin Pendant depicting Goddess Rome; Victory in biga on the rear
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An authentic Roman coin from 146 BC, minted by Caius Antestius Labeo, has been set in this sterling silver pendant. On the other side of the coin we can see the Victory in biga.
In the ancient Roman religion, the Goddess Rome was one female deity of remarkable beauty that personified the city of Rome and, more generally, the Roman state. Roman political and religious ideas were represented through the Goddess Roma in several forms: coins, sculptures and drawings in architecture.Although the representations of her were influenced by other goddesses at the time, (Athena particularly),the goddess Rome stood out as a true symbol of Rome.
As an archetype, she represents the model followed by rational women, governed by the head as well as by the heart, able to maintain control in difficult situations or emergency, by developing appropriate strategies which lead the woman to act with the determination of a man. Archetype that also leads the woman to keep under control the events, to consider the effects and modify the course of an action when it appears unproductive.
In Roman art and coins, she was depicted with a helmet and other military equipment.
Goddess Rome had a cult with a priesthood exclusively male!
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.