Genuine Ancient Roman 3rd Cent. BC Silver Coin Pendant depicting God Jupiter
This captivating silver pendant features an authentic Roman silver coin, known as a Victoriatus, dating back to the 3rd century BC. The coin displays the majestic head of Jupiter adorned with a laurel wreath. On the reverse side, a winged Victory takes prominence.
Jupiter, a deity often associated with the heavens, is believed to have originated as an aerial god. His prominent attributes include the mighty thunderbolt and the revered eagle, which held significant importance in divination and became a prevalent symbol of the Roman army. These two emblems were frequently combined, portraying Jupiter in the form of an eagle clutching a thunderbolt, a motif commonly found on Greek and Roman coins.
As the god of the sky, Jupiter served as a divine witness to oaths, exemplifying the sacred trust upon which justice and good governance relied. Many of his sacred duties and functions were centered around the Capitoline Hill, where the citadel stood. Within the Capitoline Triad, he held a central role as the guardian of the state alongside Juno and Minerva. The oak tree held special significance as his sacred tree.
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.