Authentic Ancient Greek coin 18 Kt gold Ring depicting God Apollo
- • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Silver Greek Coin 4th cent.BC • Size: 5 1/2 US Adjustable • Band material: 18 Kt Gold
This gold ring was designed by me and handmade by the craftsmen of my shop, SERRA, opened in Rome in 1910 and located in via Margutta 57 , in the historic center of the city, very close to the Spanish Steps! . In the ring ( 4th century B.C.) there is an authentic silver coin depicting Helios; in the other side of the coin there is a Rose. Helios (identified with Apollo) was adopted as the patron diety of Rhodes upon the city's foundation in 407 BC, & became the nearly universal obverse type of Rhodian coinage over the following four centuries. The rose was a pun on the city's name ~Rose, Rhodon in Greek,a common practice in Greek coinage. The Rhodians built the famous statue of Helios known as Colossus of Rhodes. The Colossus,one of the Ancient Wonders of the World was toppled in a massive earthquake in 226 BC, & its remains lay on the ground for over 800 years (Strabo 14.2.5) before being sold as scrap following the Arab Conquest in 654. All of our jewels are certified by certificate of authenticity attesting their Greek or Roman origin !