Authentic Ancient Greek Coin 3rd cent. BC Silver Ring depicting God Poseidon
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This sterling silver ring proudly features an extraordinary 3rd century BC coin portraying the revered Greek God of the sea, Poseidon, known as Neptune in Roman mythology. The coin showcases Poseidon adorned with a tainia, an ancient Greek symbolizing a band or tape, often bestowed upon victors in games.
Poseidon held a prominent place among the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek belief, governing over the seas, storms, earthquakes, and horses. In the Bronze Age, he was revered as a principal deity in Pylos and Thebes, even earning the title "earth shaker." In Arcadian myths, he shares connections with Demeter and Persephone, being venerated as a horse, though his original dominion lay within the waters. Poseidon is commonly associated as the controller or progenitor of horses, and the springs he created with his trident are etymologically linked to the equine world.
In Roman mythology, Neptune serves as his equivalent deity. Poseidon's multifaceted portrayal as the god of seas, earth, and horses continues to captivate through his depictions on ancient coins like this one, preserving his enduring legacy.
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.